(Proverbs 20:14 KJV) It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
I have read very little in the writings of Buddhism and Hinduism. I have read the Koran enough to have a feel but not enough to remember the possible stories. Somehow I don’t think any of them have little nuggets like this. The Bible has all kinds of passages that touch life in a very familiar way, that make us say, “I have been there.” If you have ever been to a yard sale or bought a used car you know what is going on here. It is the way we function.
I say that to point out that the Bible is a very real connection between the eternal and the temporal, between the divine and the mundane. Jesus did not say He was the transcendent epitome of the categorical imperative, whatever that is. He said, “I am the bread of life.”
So? God reaches out to us where we are. Jesus has walked in our shoes. We have a God who cares about the small things because they are the only things we can really understand. Rejoice as we move toward the celebration of the incarnation. God intrudes in our lives when we change diapers and when we hit the garage sales.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
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