The Bible has things to say to those who believe it does. It says, God/ Source/ Universe says, much through it to me. Far more than the collection of dos and don'ts a light reading may lead one to think, the Bible is a continually unfolding mystery which helps me to better understand Life, and life.
I explore the parts of the Bible that most speak to me in the Jesian Chronicles.
Do not let anyone tell you differently: not priest, pastor, minister; not Bible scholar, bishop, cardinal, pope, church official, or youth group leader; not well-meaning friend, someone who wishes you harm, politician; not Bible-believer, nonbeliever, or skeptic: everyone decides what the Bible means to her.
If the Bible is important to you, I ask you to read it. At least sections of it. I ask you to wrestle with its meaning, ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you of its meaning to us and, most importantly, to you today. I ask you not to blindly accept what another (even what a teacher, what a well-intentioned person, what I) say it must necessarily mean for you. At least until after you have considered and prayed about it yourself. Your understanding is your understanding. I would think and hope there is much you would agree with others about its meaning and purpose. But, in the end, it is your understanding. It is, after all, a relationship with God, with Life, that we are talking about.
Each of us has a particular, specific connection with God. With God/ Source/ Universe, with That Which Is, with the great "I AM WHO I AM." With Life. I write about mine in the hope that it can help you in finding/ deciding/ making yours.
A photo of green hills leading out to the Pacific. Near Newbury Park, CA.