Monday, July 03, 2006

Practice Space

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July 9, 2006 - Year B - Pentecost +5

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 or Ezekiel 2:1-5
Psalm 48 or Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13

Coming home is tricky. As stable as home is there are subtle changes that make it tricky for reentry. Leaving home changes things as much as coming home. There is change inherent in the interface between leaving and returning.

Both side of the equation yearn for both homeostasis and radical change. We want it to be the same and can't stand the same. We are amazed at how our belief is not their belief. This reality cuts us short, we recognize our powerlessness in general and are left with only small kindnesses.

Here we believed that we were going to get back in the swing of things after being away. But having been away, this time, we are not falling back into the same comfortable pattern of lection comment of Monday-Gospel, Tuesday-Epistle, Wednesday-Psalm, Thursday-Faith History, Friday-Epistle again, and Saturday- Gospel again. We have returned home without power.

Your intrepid commentator is hanging this process up for at least the summer.

Might you receive Ezekiel's call to look at the world around with the eyes of a prophet (not a court prophet who religiously repeats settled truth) and speak, whether others hear or not? This space is open for you to practice. Simply come to and add your note to the top message. We trust you will receive an anointing. Don’t let a thorn of doubt keep you from trying it at least once.