Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pentecost +14 Sunday – C4

Pentecost +14 Sunday – C4

Years C
Luke 14:1, 7-14

Jesus went to a house where folks already knew where G*D was and no longer needed to ask.

While there he spoke of humility. Asking where G*D might be today, this moment, is a very humbling question. It means we can't answer too quickly, lest an echo of our voice be heard as the presence of G*D. It means we can't demand a quick response, lest our desires masquerade as G*D's voice. It means we don't claim a point of knowing before we have participated in a larger picture than our small piece of information can fill.

Whether visiting or being visited, ask about where G*D is right now. It distracts those who are busy looking to judge primarily on the intertwined bases of their own power position and current experience.

= = = = = = =

when I came to visit
I had an agenda
longer than a santa list
it didn't matter
what you so graciously prepared
my own hungers
filled the horizon

when I invited you
I had an agenda
lovingly made for your benefit
it didn't matter
that it didn't connect
with anything real in your life
it's my home after all

when I stopped visiting
a clearer eye appeared
between my current two
bringing a vision of honor
beyond my power
and my experience
bringing blessing bounty

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