Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pentecost +14 Sunday – C1

Pentecost +14 Sunday – C1

Years C
Jeremiah 2:4-13 or Sirach 10:12-18

G*D still "contends" with us, but we fail to stretch with G*D when we slack off on the question, "Where is G*D today?" This is a larger question than "Where is Waldo?" Sometimes G*D is off the page on a Sabbath retreat or on to another picture than we thought we were looking at.

When we don't keep up with this living G*D, it might be said that sin localizes and becomes pride. We insist on G*D staying put and get angry when this is not the case. Our anger causes us to hew out a meaning of life that is cracked and broken, unable to hold living water. From here it is a short step to anger begetting anger and being even less able to ask where G*D might be and even more able to restrain G*D from being anywhere other than on our side.

= = = = = = =

changing gods
when there are no gods
to change to
is one of the more intriguing
human traits

we take some characteristic
associated with ease
and look to repeat and repeat it
for our profit
even as prophets decry us

worthless god
to worthless god
we bounce along
refusing to look around
for flowing fountains

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