The Meaning of Life, Seriously



Consider:  We introduce the Bible to the youngest of children, yet the wisest of saints and grandest of scholars are confounded by the mystery of the Scripture and the meaning of life we find there.  Frederick Beuchner wrote:

“The story that Christianity tells, of course, claims to give more than just a clue, in fact to give no less than the very meaning of life itself and not just of some lives but of all our lives … And so, although in one sense the story Christianity tells is one that can be so simply told that we can get the whole thing really on a very small Christmas card or into the two crossed pieces of wood that form its symbol, in another sense it is so vast and complex that the whole Bible can only hint at it.”

From The Magnificent Defeat by Frederick Beuchner.  (Carl Frederick Buechner is an American writer and theologian. Born July 11, 1926 in New York City, he is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the author of more than thirty published books thus far.)


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