Lambs May Wade
C. S. Lewis, in an essay entitled “Christian Apologetics,” divides religions as we do soups, into those that are thick and those that are clear: “Now if there is a true religion it must be both thick and clear: for the true God must have made both the child and the man…”
There are thick concepts in the Bible: mysteries, paradoxes, complexities that boggle the most capacious minds, where more is meant than meets the eye.
And yet, in the same book, there are crystal clear conceptS: simple, attainable, and easily grasped by the least sophisticated mind. What surpasses the simplicity of St. John’s clear affirmation: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son...”? Can you miss the message that you are loved beyond measure?
Gregory the Great, a 7th century Christian wrote, “In there (the Bible), the lamb may wade and the elephant must swim...”
That said, Jump in!