Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Living Spiritual Rhythms - November 13

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 into the context of whoever he’s talking to, even if it's not immediately understood. “Being born from above” for one and “living water” for the other have a number of referents, but both culminate in the possibility of receiving a never ending life.