Sunday, March 02, 2003

in genesis, God declares "we will make man in our image." but who is we? is this the royal "we"? Or, as some comentators suggest, does this refer to God and hosts of ministering angels? I prefer to struggle with God as unified and transcendent--the idea of angels seems to me like a division. If God is really unified, there should be no other gods. Who then could this we refer to? Well, what else was around? On the sixth day there were already plants and the animals--the hosts and legions of life assembled. Man emerges from all of life that came before, created by God, in the image of all creation.