Monday 14 March
Then Tom Butler appealed to us not to cherry pick the easy passages of scripture and skate over or ignore the hardest parts of the story.
Do you know the psalm that speaks of genocide and dashing babies to the ground. Is this an account of godly direction or what humanity thought was God’s will?
The Bishop appealed to us to let the enlightened parts of the bible speak to the harder parts. I acknowledge the idea that we shouldn’t filter out the crazy stuff for the crazy gives sense to the sane.
Jesus calls us to the margins of his beloved creation. Not cherry picking the saved, the good or the beautiful. There is and needs to be contrast in our scripture and our relationships.