He didn’t know God from a book, he knew God from practice and proximity.


Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.

— Mark 1:21-22

Confidence. You know it when you see it. It radiates an inner conviction that doesn’t need external approval. Jesus had it. When he spoke about God and God’s ways in the world, Jesus projected a way of knowing that was experiential. He didn’t know God from a book, he knew God from practice and proximity.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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