“How Is It Then?”
Protect us, O God, from relying too much on our assumptions and our traditions in our thinking about you and in the development of our relationship with you.
Open us up to whatever the truth about you is that we can grasp and bear.
Empower us to live with whatever incompleteness and mystery we must.
Give us a vital and growing faith; deliver us from a stagnant life.
“Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: ‘What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?’ They said to him, ‘The son of David.’ He said to them, ‘How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying,
“The Lord said to my Lord,
‘Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet’”?
If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?’ No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.” (Matthew 22:41-46)