The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
the import of what she had just declared and was inwardly amazed. Where had she come
by such wisdom?
-The head of authority cannot live without the effort and support of the body! All of
the body! Within him, lives the skill and wisdom of our master builder who had, while he
was still with us, chosen him to bequeath his legacy to. I must have him beside me, if I
am to bequeath my legacy to my posterity! | She raised herself to the maximum elevation
that her slender stature would allow. She, an inexperienced neophyte princess had just
thrown down a most serious challenge. Her eyes brimmed as she let her arms fall quickly
to her sides. For the first time ever, her bracelet slipped off her wrist and fell to the
ground. A resounding gasp issued forth as the throng fell back away from where she now
stood. They seemed aghast at what they thought that they had just seen. She had not
meant to do this, it had just happened.
He had followed behind them suddenly disconsolate in his musings of whether there
would be a place for him among them after all. Even a place such as his mentor had
courageously carved out for him. Would he even want it now if it was offered, after such
a show of ingratitude? She had leaped in one quick bound from him to her new multitude
and was suddenly away from him.
He had not seen her closely as they had carried her around in circles. He was
suddenly angry at her, for her selfish acceptance of her good fortune. But then
unaccountably, he felt a kind of gratitude that at least one of them had been restored.
But as the cynicism of old returned full-blown, he decided that regardless of what
happened now, he would look elsewhere for whatever fortune might bring his way. Then
the festivities stopped suddenly and an old woman was speaking.
He wondered what she was saying and slowly moved closer through the standing
throng. Then N insan was talking, and it seemed to be turning into a speech of some sort.
Was he hearing correctly? Was she scolding her people, and praising him? He had heard
the verbal challenge thrown down, had she thrown down her bracelet as well? The only
thing that had stayed solidly with her through such a monstrous experience? The only
thing she‘d had to her name such a short while ago?
The people had gasped and fallen away leaving her within easy sight. She looked on
the verge of another tearful collapse, but she remained standing as tall as her slender
frame would allow. He suddenly wanted to rush to her and again wipe away her tears, but
he knew that he must not. Somehow, he knew, this must play out without the interference
of his masculine concern.
He felt moved to go ever so slowly forward. Wha t should he do when he got there?
Would others try to stop him?
Once you said, his inner voice spoke to him in a kindly counsel of wisdom, that you
would have gladly groveled at her feet for her acceptance.
In front of him now, he saw her brimming, questioning eyes glisten as she now turned