Saturday, May 5, 2012


During the Bible studies at Clergy Conference, which included stories of Elijah, I came upon this wonderful passage, 1 Kings 18:17-19:

'When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him,

"Is it you, you troubler of Israel?"

And he answered,

"I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father's house, because you have abandoned the commandments of the Lord and followed the Baals. ...".'
It struck me that this forecasts one of our current Communion debates, the debate as to who is the causer of trouble in the Communion. Is it Elijah? Or is it the one who says that Elijah is the troubler?

Who on earth could be Elijah today? Who is the contemporary Ahab? Let me think about that one for a moment ...

1 comment:

Father Ron Smith said...

Your poser here Peter may require the Wisdom of Solomon. I'm glad you are not presuming to judge on God's behalf on this one. It could be quite tricky.

Christ is Risen, Alleluia!