Monday, April 4, 2016

Reflection for the Week - April 4

When one reads the biblical text having already decided what it says, dynamic actualities of the text can be shut down since the textual “other” is approached with an unwillingness to consider possibilities that might challenge what one previously thought was the case. It should be kept in mind that in reading the text one is entering the world of the other. Thus, there is a close, but not seamless proximity between interacting with texts and relating to humans. To do these well takes at least an open perception, the magic of imagination, and the elasticity of memory.