Looking at myself first
To the editor:
For years I’ve read the Bible intellectually. I can see that from my notes in it. At the head of 2nd Thessalonians I once wrote: “80-100 A.D, Tabor 228.”
This definitely is not a religious note — it’s more like an historian’s remark.
Lately, I’ve noticed that the Bible is not just for intellectual reading. It’s also meant for prayerful reading.
Pride resides in my intellect, but a more humble grasp of “The Word” may be had through prayerful reading.
In the opinion page of this newspaper I encounter a variety of opinions regarding Christianity viewed from differing political perspectives. In politics I may strive to change others. In prayer I may be made to look at myself and my own behavior first. Ouch.