Thursday, January 14, 2010

Caveat Lector

Eugene Peterson said:
The words printed on the pages of my Bible give witness to the living and active revelation of the God of creation and salvation, the God of love who became the Word made flesh in Jesus, and I had better not forget it. If in my Bible reading I lose touch with this livingness, if I fail to listen to this living Jesus, submit to this sovereignty, and respond to this love, I become arrogant in my knowing and impersonal in my behavior. An enormous amount of damage is done in the name of Christian living by bad Bible reading. Caveat lector, let the reader beware.

1 comment:

Albert said...

Just found you looking for a T.S. Eliot poem. So I wondered around a bit. Looks like we like quite a bit of the same stuff, coffee, Eugene Peterson, Michael Spencer, Brant Hansen, Jesus, so I added you to my reader. Looking forward (in a non-creepy, online way) to following you.

As for this quote, I needed a reminder that there's more to reading than I sometimes realize. Thanks.