EXPLORING THE BIBLE
The Big Bang and Evolution claim that time and chance produced the universe and life – a mere random process. This passage makes a different claim: By the Son, the second person of the Trinity, all things were created: through him and for him. Random things do not cohere, but in him all things hold together – make sense.
We have had Royal Commissions investigating institutional sexual abuse, and institutional financial abuse. Such abuses destroys lives and livelihoods. It confounds the people on the receiving end of abuse.
A prisoner of war, a young girl, offers help to her captor: What generosity of spirit!
This is a hard gospel! Yes, there are ‘villages of rejection’ but look again and there is an abundance of hope.
Like Australia, Palestine is subject to drought. The animal stricken with thirst is a common observation, the soul, estranged for whatever reasons, from the living stream of the Spirit is likewise weakened.
The path to learning is to express our minds and ask for clarity. The concept of ‘God with us’ is spelled out here, “if you have seen me, you have seen the Father- “.