to see all the ways in which a word can be taken- to see the ways in which it is judged, "good" or "bad"
to go and learn how the word came into being, what its roots are, and where it might have changed meaning... the etymologies of words are very sacred things to me... like the DNA of language- etymologies carry meanings and sufferings and joyousness from the ages through to this very moment of my coming upon the word...
its in this way, a word is a prayer for me...
todays prayer for instance:
How does God view irreverence?
can God himself be irreverent?
is it ok to be irreverent with God?
maybe God wants me to be play at being irreverent with Him, and most reverent with his children?
see? - just a word, and Prayer in the form of Inquiry comes and floods this Temple...