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Struck by two passages in Acts… Steven outlines the history of the world for his tormentors just before he’s stoned. A refrain – “They pushed him aside.” The prophet is pushed – by the people, away from the life of the people, or (by God) into the exile of God. Pushed aside. Later, Saul, having changed to Paul, is in danger; his supporters break a hole in a wall and lower him in a basket…

 

Silence is “aside;” silence is a hole. Text is a basket; text is faith in return.

 

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