Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pentecost +21 Sunday – C1

Pentecost +21 Sunday – C1

Years C
Jeremiah 31:27-34 or Genesis 32:22-31

What does it mean to be made in the image of G*D? Jeremiah suggests that it is not simply mirroring (where things turn out to be turned around so left becomes right and good becomes evil). Image that is only skin deep is a pretty shallow way to live. But when image goes all the way through so there becomes an equivalency, that's deep imagery (where to say G*D is to say human, and vice versa).

This imagery needs to go as deep as a hip bone and leave its mark. So you and I wrestle with G*D, receive new names, and move, together, one step closer to wholeness.

Now, who will you wrestle with until they learn a new name. It is all too easy to give up on folks, pull up the covers, and hide away. But this is a call to action, so back to the joy of G*D-wrestling, neighbor-wrestling, self-wrestling.

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speaking of a call to action
hopefully I'll see some of you
at this year's
Call to Action

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