In a homily in our parish church given by the parish priest, we were told that ‘Abraham
got it wrong’. When God asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac to God Himself, that that
in fact Abraham, instead of being obedient, should have questioned God on making such a
The parish priest’s point is that Abraham should have known that God is a God of love and
would never have made such a request that Abraham sacrifice his son to Him. Thus Abraham got it wrong by not questioning God over such a barbaric request.
Is this interpretation of the the Abraham and Isaac story and sacrifice to God an interpretation that others have heard or are familiar with?