It’s a rainy night on cold Norton St, but still plenty of diners and movie-goers are about. As I lift the edge of my umbrella to avoid colliding with two boys, one sliding on a wheel in his shoe, my vision slides across a poster and my brain computes iconic numbers and punctuation mark.
The advertisement on the back of a public phone pictures a Bible open to John’s third chapter.
The Australian is canvassing the issue of marriage but I wonder how many will recognise God’s shout-out to humanity contained in that ancient verse near the top of the pictured page.
‘For God so loved… gave his only… whoever believes… everlasting…’
If we don’t start there we’ll never understand anything else God has to say, about marriage or anything else.