... from the final paragraph of Liberating the Gospels (by John Shelby Spong)
... my journey must be inside the traditions of the world where I was raised. For this reason the Christian scriptures are part of that God consciousness for me, and a lifetime of roaming within them has not exhausted their profundity for me. Because I have been faithful to the study of this rich resource, I have discovered in this holy book realities that I never dreamed existed. And it keeps expanding. Finally, I discovered the wonder of what was surely their original Jewish perspective. So by entering that Jewish world, truth seemed to open and widen and deepen for me until I cold swim endlessly in the sea of God where all barriers and all literalisms disappear.
That sounds like a really good book!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, AC. Look how many comments you got on your last post. There's a great hunger out there. I wonder sometimes, if our search for answers only takes us further away from the path to God. Maybe we're too smart for own good. Too much information. Too many facts. Too little time spent in quiet contemplation and wonderment.
It's all just so beautiful. So utterly amazing!
I like Dale's thoughts.
I also like this paragraph until I hit "their original Jewish perspetive." First, the author is not claiming to be Jewish, yet he claims to have discovered something more(?) authentic than who? Second, some conctrete examples would be nice . . .
And what is binding the gospels?
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