The Bible's images for God must be taken in an analogical sense. Yet the Bible exhibits no anxiety about using them.
Easter | Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year B)
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 (Psalm 1); 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19
I was drying dishes and absentmindedly singing the song that had been stuck in my head for days when my husband suddenly came barreling down the staircase and into the kitchen. Looking frantic, he asked me what had happened. We were both confused; he was convinced that I had cried out in pain, and he fully expected to walk in on a grisly cooking incident. We quickly realized the source of the miscommunication. The song I’d been singing was Lady Gaga’s “Judas,” and I sounded like a lady in distress as I belted out, “Judas, Juda-a-a.”
Casting lots to determine how to fill an apostolic vacancy? Really?