Abraham

August 15, 2016: Confused

With her pen in hand, she focused intently on today’s lecture. Usually by this point of the hour, her notepad would be full of key points, comments, arrows, hyphens and maybe a doodle or two. In today’s hour, her notepad was blank. The instructor was telling a story about Abraham, one that raised questions on three other stories she knew about Abraham. Those three stories she had heard before had left her confused about what really came of this man’s life. Each of the three versions told the same basic story but somehow led to different conclusions. The instructors story, however, presented Abraham in a different manner. It presented him as a subject of history, at a moment in time in the evolution of man. Suddenly, she began to link the evolution of each story. She wondered what Abraham himself would have done. Alas, she could only wonder.

 

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