"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
I heard a challenge on Klove this morning for everyone to share this and thought it was neat. The kids talked at dinner tonight about what a neat week it's been, with Pi Day (3-14), the Ides of March (3-15), 3-16 day today, and St Patty's Day tomorrow! How fun!
It did bring up the discussion of how Al Gore a few years ago was trying to quote the bible and started talking about John 16:3, reversing the chapter and verse of the famous bible quote we see at so many sporting events. I have always been struck by the irony of the actual verse he quoted:
"They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me."
One of the many reasons I don't quote the bible without reading directly from it. :)
I have never known the bible well, but am working on it. It's one of my goals for 2011, to become more familiar. I know enough to be dangerous!!! :)
Tonight's CCD class was about Parables -- what they are, why they exist, and, continuing on our quest to compare and contrast the writers of the Gospels -- what are the similarities and differences in the parables in the different books.
I have been working with the book of Luke this session -- it's been what I talk about in these big groups. Tonight, we looked at why there are parables, concentrating on Luke 8:9-10......
"Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of this parable might be. He answered, "Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that 'they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.' "
I hope your week is going well. It's Wednesday! Have a great Thursday! :)