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Volume 16, Issue 3:
Playing With Knives
Thema: Playing with Knives: God the
Douglas Jones works with a little Poe.
Most of us look in Abraham's direction and long.
Job's response is easier. I certainly couldn't play Abraham in front of
a flamefaced child. We're all heads-down, counting mint and
anise and cummin, while the Trinity puts on this amazing opera
of history. Oh, to have the instincts of Abraham. To be quick
enough to recognize the dangerousness of God in the face of evil
and respond in awe: `Dammit. You're going to raise him from the
dead, aren't you?'