Reading scripture oceanically

Reading scripture expansively, oceanically gives us wide range to dive in. This is beyond midrash, into becoming part of the sea that is all around us, in these passages. What do I mean as reading expansively? To hear the ocean of mystery lapping at our very skin. To hear the erotic in the second verse of Genesis, to know that G-d is creating not the world but me, that there is in me, in us, a darkness which shines and light which allows a different kind of work to be done. To read that I am Joseph hiding my goblet in my brother’s suitcase, just to test him, even though I know we are brothers–not putting myself into the story, but knowing this story is my own, calling me to the beginning where I started from, to the shining that is integral to me.

:- Doug.

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