Tuesday, November 21, 2006

People of the Book

People of the Book, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
In the last couple of weeks, God has been revitalizing my passion for the sacred scriptures. As followers of Jesus, our life becomes shaped by the story of this text. This becomes our story, our history, and our connection with the past in a very unconventional way.

Christians have been called the People of the Book because of the centrality of this story to the shaping of our understanding of the world in which we live, move, and have our being.

I heard this quote recently about the scriptures that has really made me think about the place the Bible has in our lives.

"This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book."

So the question we might want to ask ourselves when we feel our passion for being shaped by this text start to wane is simple. What other thing has captivated our heart? What is enticing us away?

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