Mark 4:26-34, 4 Pentecost

The Bible might be described as one long, epic attempt to picture to worldly man the nature of the otherworldly. It is an effort made in many different voices to surround the nature of God and convey the kingdom of heaven. Since this is an obvious impossibility, the effort relies on poetry and prophecy and metaphor and miracle. And the overall message is that the kingdom of God, as we might expect, is in a whole different space from what we are used to. In fact, it is incomprehensible to us. The paradigm is radically transformed; all the polarities are reversed; the world’s rulebook is tossed out. Ultimate reality is revealed, or as much of it as we can take in. The curtain is pulled […]