We Christians have a largely dysfunctional relationship with the Bible. We make it into a God or we ignore it, and we’re constantly twisting it to say what we’ve already decided is right. And I am most definitely guilty of all of these. I think that we grossly underestimate how powerful this book is if we would just let it speak to us. These thoughts for me are crystallized in the following rant I made a few nights ago:
Too often we treat the Bible as our ally against our “enemy” the unbeliever rather than seeing the Bible as the enemy of our lack of ability to see “the other” as the neighbor that Jesus is calling us to love.
We want to domesticate the Bible, but it is not able to be tamed. It is always wildly calling for a new kind of life from those with ears to hear.
I am deaf, Lord. Help me to hear. Help me to even want to hear, for I am afraid of what hearing will mean.