Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)

Year A - Christmas Day - Blessed Body
December 25, 2013

Interpretation is key to the quotes. These references are from the past to who knows whom and some all too clearly to a specific person of yore. To apply them here is a prime example of proving what you want by selective quoting.

The presumption is a patriarchal “Son” and so we force the world to conform to our preconceptions.

Beware when Jesus becomes more important than anything else. When this happens you go through life with the eternal Sunday School response to every question: Jesus! It then becomes all too easy to lose a Neighb*r in order to maintain a Christ.

Compare Isaiah on servanthood with Hebrews on majesty to get a feel for an important biblical tension. For a moment erase these quotations from the story and see what incidents from your life you would put in their place to honor all who live as though they were partnered with G*D.

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