A Sermon on the Book of the Prophet Hosea
I am indebted to Bishop John Shelby Spong for his insights into the Book of the Prophet Hosea. Without Jack’s thoughtful portrayal of Gomer, I would not have recognized her as the Leanne Battersby of her time. Also, thanks to Marcus Borg for his definition of the verb “believe”!
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What an inspiring sermon!! Probably the best interpretation of Hosea’s story that I have heard. When Christianity begins to see the message of “the cross” as (solely) the self-less message of love — of a human being surrendering, completely [recall, Islam, derived from the Arabic ‘Salema’, means surrendering to God] ….. to the mission of caring for others — then Christians are (finally) beginning to evolve towards seeing Jesus as the God-Presence that dwells within every person … the one doorway to a way of “divine life” that each of us can have for ourselves, if we are only willing to “go there”. Shalom!