Thursday, April 05, 2007

PreEaster Thursday – A, B, C

PreEaster Thursday – A, B, C

Years A, B, C
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
I Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Blood and dust are signs to us. Passover and Baptism are signs to us.

They are signs of needed and continual renewal of community.

We have been enslaved (blood). We have been apart (dust).

We journey together (Passover). We cleanse each other (Baptism).

In such we receive bounty and offer our lives to increase it for others.

In such we are revived with feasting and invite others to more feasting.

We neither cast a glance behind nor peer ahead. We don't need to justify this day by remembering slavery or anticipating resurrection. This day stands within and beyond any past liberation or future death. We simply are in this moment, in this moment, and that is enough.

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