Thursday, April 16, 2009

1 John 1-2:5

Easter 2 – Year B

1 John 1-2:5

Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. ~Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)

Don't you wish your experience of G*D had come much earlier – earlier enough to have made the political cut of what was in and out of that called scripture? Being in that genre casts a special glow on each and every one of your declarations.

"G*D is light and in him (sic) there is no darkness." I take it that G*D's previously reported repentance and placing all responsibility in an image to take the rap for any darkness doesn't count. It is quite an opinion.

"If we walk in the light as he (sic) himself (sic) is in the light, we have fellowship with one another." It sounds as if Jesus came for the light-bearing, not "sinners". It sounds as if fellowship, friendship, community must hide any non-light from one another.

Thank you John, whichever you might be, for writing in order to keep me from sin. So far that hasn't happened, but maybe today. In the meantime I need less a juridical advocate than a companion encouraging us both to do the best we can, to be courageous enough to take the results of so living, and to continue toward wholeness rather than stop and claim perfection in our current condition or opinion.

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