Thursday, May 26, 2011

Engaging Scripture...

How do you engage Scripture...?

Is it something you try to "read through" is some chronological, systematic, chapter-by-day manner?

Each of these have there place, but often it seems in our fervor to "get through" Scripture, we may not always experience Scripture "getting through" us.

What would it look like for us to read and engage Scripture in light of the following parable?

One traveler to another:

"I have come a great distance to listen to the words of the Teacher, but I find his words quite ordinary."

"Don't listen to his words. Listen to his message."

"How does one do that?"

"Take hold of a sentence that he says. Shake it well till all the words drop off. What is left will set your heart on fire."
~Anthony deMello

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