Jesus is talking to two different audiences.
Isaiah’s two challenges go hand in hand.
Not everything that’s lost can be found.
Struck down but not destroyed, perplexed but not forsaken
What questions arise if we take Jesus' warning literally?
Jesus isn’t known for being on the winning side. His constant mantra is come and die.
And that conversation's inevitable limits
Jesus and Maimonides are drinking from the same well: the book of Proverbs.
Can we allow Jesus’ metaphors into our imagination?
How would the women of Colossae have responded to chapter 3?
So much of human religiosity comes down to a hoax we perpetrate on God.
In Paul's letters, the command to walk is moral exhortation.