Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Labels II

David - King of Israel
David - Adulterer/ murderer
Jacob - Patriarch
Jacob- Trickster
Solomon- the wise
Solomon- the Idolator
Saul - chosen
Saul - Rejected
Elijah - Victorious
Elijah- Suicidal
Jesus- Prince of Peace
Jesus- Turning over tables.

Labels...Can a label really define anyone? Can it really summarize "in a nutshell" the complexities of any human being? Can it really draw the boundaries of their potential? Can it really negate their ability to change? Can it express all of their human experience? Their history? Their point of view? Is anyone so easily defined?

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