Reading my Passover Haggadah at our household Seder last night , I came across my favorite words in the Bible. They are from Psalm 118 and are as follows—
The stone which the builders rejected (has) become the chief corner-stone.
Below is the Hebrew–
אֶבֶן, מָאֲסוּ הַבּוֹנִים– הָיְתָה, לְרֹאשׁ פִּנָּה.
Above is the cornerstone of Gemiluth Chessed Synagogue in Port Gibson, Mississippi. This synagogue, now closed, has an interesting history and is well worth clicking to link to read about.
Please click here to read about the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.
The Stone that the builders rejected is become the chief corner-stone is a bible verse an aging punk rocker can love. (Please click here to read my greatest punk rock moments.)
In the beginning you are at odds with the world. But with time and effort, people will come around to see what you have been seeing.
If you stay the course and work at it, you can be the stone that was rejected, but that is now a cornerstone in the lives of others.
Below is the most recent Texas Progressive Alliance weekly blog round-up. The TPA is a confederation of progressive Texas bloggers who are doing what they can to better our state.
Pictured above is Gaudalupe Peak. This is the highest point in Texas. It reaches 8751 feet. This peak can be climbed if one wishes though I would rather read a book.
Neil at Texas Liberal writes about a voting rights case in Austin-Area Voting Rights Case Headed To Supreme Court/Idea For Lawsuit Against Democratic Party and suggests another idea for a voting rights suit.
Somewhat quietly, a bill that would amend Texas’ unemployment insurance laws in a way that would make them compliant with the requirements to get federal stimulus dollars passed out of a Senate committee. Off the Kuff takes a look.
Justin at AAA-Fund Blog writes about the Pew study indicating Asian-American students in Fort Bend and Pasadena ISDs face some of the highest segregation rates in the nation.
At McBlogger, we take a look at Ag Commissioner Todd Staples’ efforts to make people sick. Nice work, Todd!