Mad Priest is one of those blogs that is worth following for gems like this one:
MADPRIEST'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAYOne year I worked on and off on reading the Bible in Spanish which I was working on learning. It was a parallel English-Spanish version (NIV). It brought a number of interesting insights to my reading of the English. I have worked a little on the more traditional Spanish version, Reina-Valera, equivalent to our English King James Version. When you read a passage you thought you knew so well, the nuances and changes of view from a non-English perspective can sure make a difference.
Scripture is a living being which,
whilst it still breathes,
has been embalmed by the Church.
It is difficult, but worth the challenge, to seek the living, breathing Spirit of the Scriptures. You may be surprised that it doesn't say what you thought it said- or want it to say.