Tuesday, November 06, 2018


When the Red Sox came to the last game of the World Series, my oldest granddaughter, who just turned eleven, said she would give up ice cream for a month if they won. I'm sure this is not a theology she has been taught, propitiating the baseball gods, or bargaining with the actual God for things that she wants.  However, I think it is a common and natural thing in human beings.  It is not built into everyone, but I think it is hard-wired into a lot of us. Offering a sacrifice springs forth from us automatically. The Old Testament rules about this were not given to create this impulse in us, but to direct it and explain it.

1 comment:

james said...

Chesterton again. Am I getting predictable?