I admit: I love metaphors. The Bible is filled with them (keeping in mind my unofficial sciptural motto: You can take the Bible literally or you can take the Bible seriously, but you can’t do both!). Anyway, the writer of the Ephesian letter gives us one of the most familiar this week in the lectionary.
Here’s a link to a previous ForeWords blog post related to this week’s scriptures:
My most recent book, Speak to the Bones: How to Be a Prophetic People in a Time of Exile, is up on Amazon in both print and e-book formats: 161-page Book ; Kindle e-book. The ancient Hebrew prophets can serve as guides for modern-day prophetic communities to engage in actions for peace and social justice. Each of the 10 chapters includes questions for reflection and discussion, making this great for class use. My previous book What Was Paul Thinking? is also available on Amazon in both print and Kindle e-book editions.