Friday, 23 February 2018
"'Lord, show us the Father.'" John 14:8 (NRSV)
This is what the disciples asked of Jesus.
Could it be that they did not know the Father?
The disciples often misunderstood Jesus coming as they did from a strict Jewish orthodoxy.
But Jesus was unorthodox.
He said that the world did not know God.
So what can we say about God?
God is transcendent - beyond sin and evil.
God is beautiful and sublime.
God is wholly good.
God does not judge us or punish us.
God is merciful and forgiving.
God is our loving Father.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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