Sunday’s Old Testament reading (Genesis) is all about Abraham. Second only to Adam and Eve, he’s the beginning. In one way or another, Abraham's relationship with God sets in motion everything else that happens in the Bible.
In the deacon program I’m in, our Old Testament instructor said “It’s hard to overstate the importance of Abraham.”
Challenge accepted. (cue movie trailer voiceover)
“In a world of false idols, one man will hear the voice of God and embark on a journey…”
“…that will change the world.”
“From the Producer of In the Beginning and The Ark. In theatres this spring.”
Okay, so Abraham’s important. But why does this story about him matter? More on this tomorrow.
Readings for Sunday: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030115.cfm