I hesitate to use the phrase “one of my favourite passages” when it comes to the bible. I feel like it implies that I’ve read all of scripture with the same careful attention, and discovered a passage that is somehow “better” than the others, or that I am free to pick and choose which parts of the bible best “suit” my personality, as though timeless, not-one-word-of-it-will-pass-away scripture is there to be moulded to fit in with my transient whims…
But… having said that, there are some passages that are profoundly moving because they clearly express an idea that is so central to our hope, calming our fears, strengthening our faith, deepening our union with Christ. One such passage is today’s reading: 1 Corinthians, chapter 15.
If you’re behind on your readings, giving up or even if you’re not taking part in the B2Y read through, I still recommend reading this today. If only as an excuse to take a massive sledgehammer to some of those pervading idols which our daily immersion in God-rejecting secularism helps to create.
As always, comments are invited from everyone doing the B2Y read-through with us.