Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Considering the VEIL

I believe that there are "richer-than-I-had-imagined" textual possibilities for us to massage during Holy Week. Consider the Second Lesson for this weekend, for example... from 2 Corinthians 4

"And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

Here is not only the image of veil, but of light and darkness as well.

1 comment:

  1. I think there are so many other ways the veil can be interpreted - even for the believers, too.

    It is so easy to be distracted by every thing else going on in the world and be drawn away from Jesus and eventually we end up with our own "veils".

    I think of it more like the "little light of mine" and instead of "shushhing" it out we just put a "veil" over it and don't let our lights shine in our every day situations.