Thursday, September 13, 2007

Pentecost +16 Sunday – C3

Pentecost +16 Sunday – C3

Years C
1 Timothy 1:12-17

Here are two approaches to verse 16:

NRSV
making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life

THE MESSAGE
now he shows me off ... to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever

We could play with "being made" versus being "shown off". For us being shown off is more participatory. We are not a vehicle but a result.

We could play with "belief" and "trust". For us trust is more relational. We are part of an on-going relationship rather than a snapshot in time.

= = = = = = =

grace mixed with faith
and both lovingly poured
anointing
seeps into souls
loosening its joints
exhibiting grace
strengthening sinews
demonstrating faith
receiving and passing on
mercy aka love

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