Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Pentecost +5 Sunday – B

Pentecost +5 Sunday – B

Years B
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 or Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24
Psalm 130 or Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

"Test your genuine love against the earnestness of others."
"If eagerness is there, your gift is acceptable."

Needs around us have hastened to make themselves known. These are givens in our lives. The options regard our response.

Are we as eager to live alongside a need, taking it to our hearts, as such needs are revealed everywhere they travel? Here is a test worthy of our lives. It is a test that is as communal in nature as it is individual. Encouraging one another to do well, even to share our insights with one another, is acceptable morality in this test.

Question: Where do abundance and need meet?
Response: _______________________

If it helps you may want to also make this an open-book test as well as a communal one.

= = = = = = =

sensitive to word and touch
we journey toward a great getting-up day
when and where
our eagerness is sufficient
for earnest need

attentive beyond death
we settle in to days no more
no more mourning
riling to despair
no more no more
holding us back

in moments of generosity
we undertake a beginning desire
little by little
through this year
according to what we have
abundance in need

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