There's a Rest Area on I-20 west of Weatherford, just at the foot of Ranger Hill. You can really escape the ambient light of the cities there. It's far enough off the road that the lights of the trucks and the cars don't interfere either. I was lucky to be traveling that road at the perfect time to see Hale-Bopp Comet!
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.