Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Living Spiritual Rhythms - May 23

Faithful biblical interpretation does not stop when the reader better understands the meaning of the text, but only when the reader lives that meaning out towards the other and into the world. Once this action takes place there is then a retro movement back from other and world to the reader, who then re-engages and is re-engaged by the text, in order to prepare for possible modifications and a new encounter. Responsible interpretation means that readers must know what to do with meaning, as this is not information to be stored or defended as ideology or utopia, but it is to be lived in a loving and gracious manner that gives testimony to the Crucified and Risen One.