28 October 2009

Back And Forth

Referring to comprehending the Scriptures in their context,

Martin Luther said, "...we read the Bible forward, but..we understand it backwards."

In a parallel statement, regarding interpreting our life in light of its eternity,

Kierkegaard said: "Life ...(is) understood backwards; but... lived forward. "

This leads me to believe there is a lot I have yet to sort out!