Unbridled FIFA Footwork

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As World Cup fanfare reaches a fever pitch, the beautifully orchestrated game offers fantastic images of fancy footwork… Feet flying, kicking, passing, blocking, handling, stealing, dribbling, shooting and saving. Feet are dexterous and dazzling on the world football (soccer) stage. 

When feet move from executing a goal to celebrating in dance, there is a lift-off of spirit in play. Whether choreographed or spontaneous, feet deliver the message of “joy”.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/sports/worldcup/world-cup-2014-goal-celebrations-in-soccer-are-always-colorful.html?_r=0

Photo Source:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=david+gray+reuters+photo+world+cup+colombia+team&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=h3WxU9riMNCPqgaOyIG4Dg&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=1228&bih=546

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Team Feet in the Air

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Canadian basketball team jump for joy in front of the Olympic rings inside the London 2012 Olympic Village in Stratford, east London. July 24, 2012.

 

Shopped original photo by: AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, Pool

 http://onomeister.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/onomeisters-olympics-photo-of-the-day-go-canadian-womens-basketball/

Our God, Our Dance Partner

First, let this description help you imagine that God dances:

“The theologians in the early church tried to describe this wonderful reality that we call Trinity. If any of you have ever been to a Greek wedding, you may have seen their distinctive way of dancing . . . It’s called perichoresis.

There are not two dancers, but at least three. They start to go in circles, weaving in and out in this very beautiful pattern of motion. They start to go faster and faster and faster, all the while staying in perfect rhythm and in sync with each other.

Eventually, they are dancing so quickly (yet so effortlessly) that as you look at them, it just becomes a blur. Their individual identities are part of a larger dance.

The early church fathers and mothers looked at that dance (perichoresis) and said, “That’s what the Trinity is like.” It’s a harmonious set of relationship in which there is mutual giving and receiving. This relationship is called love, and it’s what the Trinity is all about.

The perichoresis is the dance of love.”      (by Jonathan Marlowe)

http://musicanddancing.wordpress.com/perichoresis/

 

 Then, consider that God wants you to join in the dance:

“From all eternity, God is not alone and solitary, but lives as Father, Son and Spirit in a rich and glorious and abounding fellowship of utter oneness. There is no emptiness in this circle, no depression or fear or insecurity. 

The Trinitarian life is a great dance of unchained communion and intimacy, fired by passionate, self-giving and other-centered love, and mutual delight.  This life is good.  It is right, unique, full of music and joy, blessedness and peace.

Such love, giving rise to such togetherness and fellowship and oneness, is the womb of the universe and of humanity within it. The stunning truth is that this Triune God, in amazing and lavish love, determined to open the circle and share the Trinitarian life with others.”    (by C. Baxter Kruger)

 http://baxterkruger.blogspot.ca/2012/09/summary-of-trinitarian-vision.html

 

Feet starting to tap? 

       There is more, much more to understand and to ask for.

               And, God’s dance card has your name on it….

 Check out:

              C. Baxter Kruger, author –

                     “The Parable of the Dancing God”

                      “The Great Dance”

 Get ready for heavenly choreography!

The Feet of the Torah

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‘Simchat Torah’ is an exuberant dance performed while holding the Torah wrapped in its mantle.  The Torah wants to dance but as it has no feet; a Jew must become ‘the feet of the Torah’. 

Think of it this way:

“The foot is utterly nullified to the will of the brain, as we can see from the fact that a person’s thought-impulse to move his foot is instantly obeyed. A foot that does not heed the command of the brain is not healthy.

Similarly the dancing of Simchat Torah expresses complete acceptance of the Heavenly yoke and submission… the Torah’s commands are fulfilled without hesitation or deliberation.”  (Likkutei Sichot, vol. 4, p. 1169)

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/JewishNewYear/template_cdo/aid/4538/jewish/The-Feet-of-the-Torah.htm

Each week in synagogues around the world, a portion of the Torah is chanted. Over the course of a year, the entire Torah is recited.  The final reading of this cycle occurs on Simchat Torah, a Rabbinical festival celebrating both the completion of the Torah’s reading cycle and the start of the new cycle.

 http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Simchat_Torah/simchat_torah.html