Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pentecost +21 Sunday – C3

Pentecost +21 Sunday – C3

Years C
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

That which is G*D-inspired is useful in the midst of a community. Scripture is a useful tool - useful even when misused and someone tries to use it as a hammer when the task at hand is casting seed upon prepared ground.

According to Paul, Scripture's usefulness falls into two categories: positively - teaching/training, and negatively - reproof/correction. These are the same needs an individual and community have - support and re-direction.

We might also be stimulated to consider what else, in addition to Scripture, is useful, is G*D-inspired. Where might beauty fit into this? A created environment where we find ourselves? Additional writings and other art forms? Science? Neighbors?

= = = = = = =

somehow we keep hearing
be sober
endure suffering

good news apparently
so diluted
so mechanical
so earnest

humor has been squeezed

all that is left

may we hear again
a cheering evangel
encouraging us
and all

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