#158 — Scary or Sacred?
- Middle English, from past participle of sacren to consecrate, from Anglo-French sacrer, from Latin sacrare, from sacr-, sacer sacred; akin to Latin sancire to make sacred, Hittite šaklāi- rite
- 14th century
2 a: worthy of religious veneration : holy b: entitled to reverence and respect3: of or relating to religion : not secular or profane <sacred music>4archaic : accursed5 a: unassailable , inviolable b: highly valued and important sacred responsibility>
I was so hoping for something spiritual this week. Then I realized that if you rearrange the letters in “Scared” you have “Sacred”. In a week that has such an emotional and religious significance in the book of man, we do need to take pause to think where we would be if it were not for the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhism religious ethic (or any other faith for that matter). There seems to be a pattern of belief in a higher being no matter where we find humans living. Strange isn’t it that, when there is really no concrete proof of the existence of a God, man cannot rid himself of the idea. Somewhere in the depth of our souls we find that proof may not be necessary at all. All that is spiritual simply is…no more and no less.
So that brings me back to that word “scared”. For some reason when we are afraid, the notion of a sacred object or place gives us comfort. Whether it be bust of a Buddha, a cross hung around our neck or any of a multitude of other religious objects, simply being able to touch the object and let our minds relax gives us comfort. We are not afraid any more because we simply know that we are never, never alone!
Happy Easter everyone.