-- This seed is a follow-up to another that I just finished posting --
For my part, I wouldn’t likely either fail or pass this “test.” I would flee and fail to take it.
Here’s how the story begins in Genesis 22:
After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.”
Already I’m in trouble. I’m hearing voices. I’m hearing a voice in my head that’s telling me to kill a child.
The possibility that this is the voice of God testing my faith isn’t even going to be among the first thousand possibilities worth considering. The thousand other possibilities are all Very Bad, of course, but that one’s even worse — including and encompassing all the Very Bad possibilities that go before it.