PREFACE TO PART TWO cocoon:Welcome to your cocoon! The sound you just heard was the door closing and locking behind you, so let’s not waste any time…. (By the way, what often happens first as you enter your cocoon is that you get a gift from  the “Universe,”  a little  “reward”  for taking  your  first step toward self-realization. This  will  be  different  for  everyone,  so  you’ll  want  to  be  open  and  alert  and  on  the lookout; and it helps to express some appreciation – to no one in particular, if…

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Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom of God!

‘Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!’ (Rom. 11:33). These words are the ending of the theological section of the letter to the Romans as Paul has set it out in the first 11 chapters of the epistle, and here is his response. It is affectionate, and emotional, and doxological.They remind me of the psalmist saying, ‘How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!’ (Psa. 139:17).…

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