Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pentecost +18 Sunday – C2

Pentecost +18 Sunday – C2

Years C
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 or Psalm 146

Dwelling in the shadow of one most high is problematic. Our proclivity is to presume that means the one casting the shadow is all that much closer to the source of light and therefore has some inborn right to overshadow our casting a shadow to reveal G*D's presence in relationship to our being. Being in another's shadow undefines who we are.

Being shadowed is here taken as being in a safe place. Unfortunately it is so safe that we become passive. We have need of some direct light, even if it leads us into risky places beyond our seed stage. To come from under the shadow of the soil that has incubated us is to face the possibility of drought. Without this risk, however, the beautiful flower and fruit within us might never be seen or tasted.

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those who love me
I will deliver
in fact
I will deliver
even those who don't

when they call
these lovers and others
I will answer
I will be present
to all callers

come sweet ones
let me show you
my salvation
ready to satisfy
the longest life

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