18 Jun '14, 8pm

I love the Bible: Wonderful metaphor of "reading the Bible with a limp."

It is said that after Jacob wrestled with God, he walked with a limp. So it has been with the Bible and me. I have wrestled with the Bible, and it has left me with a limp. But I am glad. I am glad because this limp has slowed me down a bit. It has humbled me. It has forced me to stop running so fast and sure down the path of certainty that I forget to listen, to pay attention, to ask questions, to build altars, to wait. I have wrestled, and I love the Bible more now than I have ever loved it before. I love it more than when I demanded that it answer all of my questions, more than when I forced it to fit my cultural categories, more than when I tried so desperately to make it all resolve, more than when I pretended like it never bothered me. I have wrestled with the Bible. I have spoken my fears out loud—about the genocidal conquests in Canaan, about the slaves, about the “...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/i-love-the-bible

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