“The Princess Bride” . . .
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means”
It is one of my favorite quotes from the movie, and captures well what happens, from time to time, when I am listening to a sermon, or reading a commentary.
It is, in fact, what sent me to seminary in the first place, so I could read the Bible in its native tongue.
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My passion for the Bible began when I was eight or nine years old, somewhere in there, when on occasion my dad would take me to synagogue, where he sang. I remember watching the men in synagogue pray the words of scripture, murmuring and weeping, lovingly touching and kissing the Torah, and I wished I could read what they were reading.
Imagine, then, my wonder when I was given a Bible of my own! Read more