Saturday, 23 February 2013

Gift and Impossibility

"And he believed the Lord;"
Gen 15:6a

Reading
Gen 15:5-18; Phil 3:17-4:1

Gifting for Jacques Derrida is Impossible it is an Aporia (Puzzle). Here God calls Abraham to count the stars in the sky, which is by itself an impossible act. Now to another extreme, God promises those impossible stars would become Abraham's descendents, who currently is without any issue. And Abraham does another extreme, extreme, extreme impossibility, "HE BELIEVED", can you believe it?

God wants to Gift us the impossible and how are we going to respond to the impossible gift. God's gift is unlike anything that would've ever crossed your mind (1Cor 2:9). In order to receive the impossible we must become the impossible and believe our impossible God.

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Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) french philosopher.

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