Monday, May 14, 2007

Seventh Sunday of Easter – B

Seventh Sunday of Easter – B

Years B
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

We get so caught in tradition, particularly new tradition. For whatever reason, Jesus had twelve male disciples/apostles (let's not argue about that).

Imagine them all in bed and someone calls out, "Roll over." And they all roll over and Judas fell out. What to do! What to do!

Obviously roll back the other way and add one more in. The form of twelve is at this point more important than anything.

By the time we get to chapter 12 and James is killed by Herod, there is no repeat of the selection of another twelfth. Are we learning that it is not so much the form that is crucial in G*D stuff as it is function? [although another way of coming at this is that we didn't want Judas to be a martyr and so we simply replaced him, James' death we could use in another way to our benefit and so we remembered him. - play with replaced and remembered for a bit]

= = = = = = =

sanctified in truth
protected from whatever
evil "one" approaches

happy in G*D's presence
planted by whatever
stream flows by

chosen or not
life is present
minister through it

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