15 The Significance of the Insignificant - Christopher Mendonca

posted Apr 10, 2019, 8:58 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 8:59 AM ]
Beginning with Abraham, rather unexpectedly,
it would seem that insignificance and incompetence
are essential elements of the Covenant.
Moses pleads incompetence; David is not the most attractive;
Isaiah and Jeremiah are not 'qualified' to be prophets.
By the time the Saviour is born, unnoticed on that Silent Night
except by an insignificant group of shepherds,
it is obvious that what has preceded His coming
is but a journey into insignificance by human standards.
The sacred writers of the Gospel narratives
resonate with this harmonic, and perhaps deliberately
include details that we think are insignificant,
but which, perhaps, hold the key to our understanding,
beyond the obvious, the deeper meaning of the event.

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