In the Bible, freedom is always more than a simple choice or the absence of coercion.
Lent | Third Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
James reminds us of the duplicity of language, like a matchstick dropped by singed fingers that leaves behind charred acres. The deception of language is that we believe it is innocent.
The Bible's images for God must be taken in an analogical sense. Yet the Bible exhibits no anxiety about using them.