Sunday, October 19, 2008
morning bell week 27: John
I’ve really enjoyed reading ‘John’ - the latest novel by Niall Williams [published by Bloomsbury in the UK]. It’s a poetic, imaginative and compelling story about the aged disciple John at the end of his remarkable life.
The letter in the New Testament that we know as 1 John is traditionally believed to be authored by this John, and will form the starting point for this week’s morning bell. John’s reflections on the life of Jesus and on the nature of God in this letter are a deep source of possibility for our praying and being.