In his 1993 book, Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's ABC, Frederick Buechner offers this advice about reading Scripture: "Don't start looking in the Bible for the answers it gives. Start by listening for the questions it asks." He goes on to say: "When you hear the question that is your question, then you have already begun to hear much.”
As I sit down to write this week, thousands of people in flood-devastated Houston are waiting to be rescued. In other parts of the country and world, people are waiting for an end to war, or racial injustice, or grinding poverty, or tyrannical leadership. Closer to home, I have friends who are waiting for traumas to heal…
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