|Beating a sword into a plowshare (the cutting edge)|
1. What one thought or idea from today's lesson especially intrigued, provoked, disturbed, challenged, encouraged, warmed, warned, helped, or surprised you?
2. Share a story about an argument where both sides were partly right.
3. How do you respond to this vision of the Bible as a library full of difference of opinion, yet carrying on an essential conversation about what it means to be alive? Which set of voices do you identify with most — priests, prophets, poets, sages, or storytellers?
4. What's one of your favorite stories — one that you like to hear again and again? What's your favorite thing about that story?
5. Listen for voices who fit in the tradition of the priests, prophets, poets, sages, and storytellers in today's culture. See if you perceive points of agreement and disagreement with their counterparts in the biblical library.
6. In silence, imagine hearing a vigorous conversation going on. Then, let the conversation gradually fade away so that silence envelops you. In that silence, open your heart to God's wisdom.