I can only read Scripture as I read it.
With inner eyes and thoughts.
I bring a great deal of myself to the Text.
And God welcomes me.
Who I am and what I think.
For God has shaped me:
Over the years.
Through family and friends.
Teachers and torments.
So I pay attention to how I read the Text.
What is it that captures my eye?
Stirs my imagination and compels my spirit?
Fascinating, it is, for me.
What lights my fire or
Chaps my hide.
I'm inclined to believe, I hear the Spirit
Saying to me,
"Well done, and now read on!"