Friday, August 17, 2007

Pentecost +12 Sunday – C4

Pentecost +12 Sunday – C4

Years C
Luke 12:49-56

Being the literalist that he was [grin], Jesus knew there was no getting around flooding folks out again. A rainbow is a rainbow is a rainbow. The natural alternative for the rule bound is to flip things 180 degrees. No water! - its opposite is Fire! That's the ticket, Fire!

So the slaves sang, "God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!"

Who among us hasn't envisioned ourselves as the spark to get a conflagration going that would refine all the dross of our lives (particularly particular other people). Rage, rage, against the dying of the light of justice. Of course there is going to be separation of people, we are all at different levels of maturity and peace.

This is not new news. This is our condition as long as our condition has been reported. The only surprise is the lack of progress we have made in recognizing our condition.

= = = = = = =

division is so embarrassing
it always means someone
is getting chosen last

division is so normal
it is the water in which we swim
unrecognizable

division is so tempting
we're going to settle this
once and for all

division following Zeno
means we will never
get to a better place

division is a giving up
on the paradoxes of life
and the processes of G*D

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