Now a citizen of two worlds, each one operating from different instincts and expectations, he was pulled.
To convey the irresistibility of his Father’s Kingdom, Jesus images the hidden seed sprouting under the ground.
St. Paul proclaims he came upon this “Way” through personal encounter with the light and the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ.
A key theme in a recent workshop on intercultural living was stretching – the oftentimes painful effort needed to expand our perspectives and widen our view of what true and valuable.
That double action of the light, landing and then sinking in, provides an underlying clue to the whole direction of Jesus’ ministry.