Commentary on the Gospel of
We are made privy to a most intimate scene between God and Abraham.
Abraham is presented to us as a most appealing, a most lovable and vulnerable human being. He has been promised much, but logically-speaking, much of it sounds like clap-trap! The poor man, having made all the concessions or faith-responses so far, is wondering whether he has been too naive! He endures a most terrifying period of darkness and doubt.
God however, cannot be outdone in generosity. The eternal covenant is the fruit of Abraham’s faith, made real in the person of Jesus.
Like Abraham, I too have doubts. But am I succumbing to those doubts and going after penultimate realities?