Monday, June 23, 2014

Reflection for the Week–June 23

Human beings are interpreters of and interpreted by God, nature, other, and Scripture. The biblical text, for example, will not magically interpret itself. We’re going to have to work at better interpreting it and recognizing the challenging ways that we are interpreted by it. If we never seriously engage the text, yet expect it to somehow make sense to us, we will spend a lot of time floundering around in the non-sense of our own making, instead of connecting to the characters and plot of the story.