I have a new article up at NewEvangelizers.com
John’s Gospel begins:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
It is perhaps one of the most profound openings to any story ever written. When I teach this Gospel in class, we spend a good deal of time just on this one verse alone. John’s Gospel is like that. I read a quote from Rev. Charles Spurgeon that said that this Gospel is “Shallow enough for a child to wade in and deep enough to drown an elephant.”
This means that you can enjoy the story that John tells just on the surface. And it is a wonderfully dramatic and compelling plot, written with great skill. But each part is pregnant with spiritual significance.
And the deeper you look, the more layers can be found underneath. And there is much to reflect upon, particular about who Christ is. The Word is Jesus.
What does it mean that Jesus is the Word of God?
I would like to spend some time with this first verse. I am not going to be able to expound all of its meaning. I don’t know if anyone could. I could write books about the ideas that John, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is trying to convey
You can read the entire article here.