Since I also reading the essays, I sometimes lose track of where I am. I meditate daily on the essays because the content is so rich and ever new. I came across Marcus Borg who wonderfully complements Alison by approaching the Scriptures as a human response to God. I am being slowly freed up to open the Scriptures with less fear and playing with new filters. I struggle to keep present and bring alive this “reading the Scriptures through the eyes of Jesus our rabbi” especially when going to church and hearing homilies that for me do violence to the Scriptures. Hope is growing and I am deeply excited to continue this journey.