Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Living Spiritual Rhythms - February 10

Jesus has a multiplicity of voices. When he is recorded as saying something to Nicodemus, he speaks in one manner, yet when it’s recounted that he has a dialogue with a Samaritan woman, he does so in another. This surplus of voices should not be missed, as it shows readers that Jesus is willing to proclaim his message in the context of the life of the one he’s talking to. “Being born from above” and “living water” have a number of referents connected to each character and their needs, though both culminate in the possibility of receiving a never ending life.