Saturday, February 04, 2006

quoting the Bible

Reverend Mother is looking for a quote one might have at hand--(read the story over at her place.

The problem is that I like the offbeat texts--the genealogy at the beginning of Matthew, which reveals a list of women with, ahem, interesting relationships, or where Paul rants to the Corinthians that he's glad that he didn't baptize any one of them (well, maybe except this one, and that one), or again in Paul (the end of Galatians), where he writes, "See what large letters I make with my own hands."

But the one that came to mind was also from Paul's Letter to the Galatians:

". . .for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."

Real equality, real freedom, and resting fully, deeply, truly in the knowledge that we are in the right place with God.

Speaks to me.


At 6:45 PM, Blogger anummabrooke said...

A favorite of mine is when Paul says to Philemon: "I don't even remind you that you owe me your own soul." This is a guy who uses rhetoric like another guy uses a shiv or a broken bottle.

Flippant addendum: you know that guy who sits in the stadium at football games, carrying the "John 3:16" sign? A friend of mine, a Presbyterian minister, swears that one days he'll attend a televized game carrying a sign that reads, "Deut 23:1."

At 3:38 AM, Blogger see-through faith said...

I love that scripture too Em :)

be blessed!


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