The Bible ...

So many questions these days about the Bible, and what certain parts of it mean …

Know what?

I don’t have that many answers.

The Bible remains a mystery to me …

Occasionally, I think I catch a glimpse of truth.

But mostly, I remain humbly confused.

In awe … but confused.

Drawn to it ... but confused. 

I love what Debbie Blue says about the Bible …

“The Bible isn’t really at all good at being an instruction manual.

It’s good at leading us into a tangle of wild poetry, heartbreaking stories, contradictions, twists and turns, the concrete struggles of a vast array of unruly, disparate human beings being sought after by God …

The Bible isn’t a cage that contains God, making God available to take out or hang in our living room,

it’s a witness to the fecund, ungraspable Other

(and our relationship to that Other).”

We need to stop reading the Bible for “answers.”

We need to start engaging the Bible to touch God …

and to give him a chance to touch us.

Tags: Bible Reading, Living Truthfully, Developing a Rule of Life