Saturday, January 26, 2013

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!

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