The quote below is from a blog by Sojourners.
There is, in a word, nothing comfortable about the Bible – until we manage to get so used to it that we make it comfortable for ourselves. But then we are perhaps too used to it and too at home in it. Let us not be too sure we know the Bible … just because we have learned not to have problems with it. Have we perhaps learned … not to really pay attention to it? Have we ceased to question the book and be questioned by it?
- Thomas Merton
from his book Opening the Bible
I think Merton is correct in what he writes. As a student of the Bible, I never cease to be amazed at how troubling this book can be to me and my conceptions of the divine.