You Just Don't Get It, Do You? Reflections on John 6:35, 41-51

When someone in a movie says to someone else, YJDGIDY?, it's always either the beginning of an argument or the end of a relationship. Maybe that's why Jesus doesn't say it in chapter 6 of John's Gospel. He is interested in neither.

What he is interested in, with every person and group he encounters in the Gospel of John, is initiating a dialogue that can lead to a faith that is the beginning of a relationship. He doesn't want to start an argument or end a relationship. He just wants us to get it.

(For more detail about the screenwriters conference see my blog "Knack for Noticing"

8/5/2012 4:00:00 AM
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    Alyce M. McKenzie is the George W. and Nell Ayers Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
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