Tuesday, September 19, 2006

eat this book - together in Jesus

"No can be understood outside of its entire context. The most 'entire' context is Jesus. Every biblical text must be read in the living presence of Jesus. Every word of the scriptural text is a window or door leading us out of the tarpaper shacks of self into this great outdoors of God's revelation in sky and ocean, tree and flower, Isaiah and Mary, and, finally and completely, Jesus. Meditation discerns the connections and listens for the harmonies that come together in Jesus."
Source: Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading by Eugene Peterson, p.102