Friday, July 04, 2008

Revelation: source or target

Pentecost +8 – Year A

To whom would Jesus choose not to reveal G*D?

NRSV: "and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
The Message: "But I'm not keeping it to myself; I'm ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen."

Translational issues are not simply those of moving language A into language B. Here and elsewhere nuance speaks louder than anything else. The larger issue at hand is that of how folks respond to an offer to see more of G*D through the lens of Rabbi Jesus.

Here is a series of videos that adds a bit more to yokes and calls, rabbis and disciples:

Part 1: Rob Bell, "Dust" (part 1)
Part 2: Rob Bell, "Dust" (part 2)

Upshot: you are chosen to receive more of G*D than you thought possible and to pass on to others more of G*D than either of you expected. Receive and Pass It On – so goes the breath of life, so goes the process of revelation.

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