Words Matters – 2nd Sunday in Lent #1

We Speak of What We Know

From the Lenten Devotional Words Matter.

Read John 3:1-17

This is an interesting study of a very familiar passage.  Apparently we hear things differently depending on our background and our frame of reference.  There are cultural differences that lead to changed perceptions.

To someone from a traditional, loving, 2-parent/2-child nuclear family, “Our Father in heaven,” means something completely different than to someone who was abused and beaten by their father.  How will children of a married lesbian couple understand the phrase?

As our definition of “family” changes, our perception of God and the way we talk about Her must necessarily change.