Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sixth Sunday of Easter – C3

Sixth Sunday of Easter – C3

Years C
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5

The Cold War of recent days brought about a Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line of radar installations. This would make it possible for us to "duck and cover" for the longest amount of time should a nuclear warhead be headed our way. This DEW Line strung across the cold belt of North America from the Aleutians to Greenland.

Imagine being Spirit carried to the DEW Line to get an extra early glimpse of what was coming. We set things up with our Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) thinking so what we would see would be exactly that destruction on its way. Often times folks read Revelation in exactly that way, as a spiritual DEW Line anticipating destruction.

Here, though, what we catch a glimpse of is not destruction, but an illuminated city with open gates built on honor and glory given (to G*D and Neighbor). Here we don't feel the polluted rain falling for years that Malvena Reynolds wrote about (listen to Joan Baez singing without the distraction of the background video) but living water and healing leaves.

What is your Distant Early Vision about - destruction or healing? What about what's on your forehead - numbers or grace. Odds are you'll see what you want to see - foreseeing and foreheads are sort of like that.

= = = = = = =

imagine Ron Popeil as an angel
showing / marketing
all New Jerusalem's features
one "wait there's more"
piled on top of the last
until we reach forever
and ever

doors open for you
a light left on to guide
ionic sanitizers at the gate
books of life larger than life
flowing crystal water
straddled by a tree of healing
and more

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