Naming Power (2016-10-09)

In the creation story in Genesis, Adam is given the authority to name the animals: "And whatever the man called every living thing, that was its name."  This is symbolic of the power and authority we have to name what's going on in our lives.  And names have power!  If we name a situation "anger," anger is what we get.  By the same token, when we name something "a lesson," for example, we can learn from it.  Let us exercise our naming power in positive ways.