Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter Sunday – C3

Easter Sunday – C3

Years C
I Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43

What is it to "believe in him"?

To experience an acceptance behind any and every partiality.

To know a depth of peace, momentarily or extended.

To not only see the doing of good and healing of oppression, but to know it as not only available, but a participatory sport.

To recognize life beyond death in particularities, not just in general theory.

To participate in passing all of this on to others.

It is not to give assent to creedal statements about Jeeeesus, but to the G*D experience of life that keeps breaking through - breaking through partiality, agitation, oppression, death, and a passive voice.

= = = = = = =

culturally culled
religiously refined
we lose a cutting edge
to hack through unknowns
beyond limits of idolatrous taboo

we have found death and it is us
our own perfected ideal enemy
against which we hack away
each time dulling our awareness
to yearn to live again for a first time

death as final eschatology
darkens our conditioned dreams
of fated family and faith
hedging us round
squeezing us smaller

even suicide is no longer a question
we face our own cosmic pity
and plant death's last fruit
until it is enemy no more
seen through and through

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