Saying yes to saying no
February 9, 2022
In these days of excesses — emotions, attitudes, irritations — each person must decide what their line in the sand delineates. Without the openness of saying yes to saying no, to listen instead of talk and to favor compassion over invective, the church and modern society might well be relegated once again to the dark ages. Although the scriptural canon was mostly established over the course of several hundred years, it has since remained largely static, gospel as it were. Only when we say no to such uncompromising rigidity can scripture come to life and be seen in ways that we have...