Epiphany 3 – Year A
Psalm 27:1, 4-9
Where shall I stay today? What will be my jumping off from place? From where do I begin a next leap of faith?
These orienting questions enlarge the imagery of "living in the house of the Lord all the days of my life." Without them such a house will become all too static an environment -- no breathing -- only exhalation -- or -- only inhalation -- only a harp-playing heaven.
How's a lazy, self-congratulatory ("everything I do is good and very good") G*D going to get information and challenge without the dissatisfaction and yearning of such as yourself/myself/ourselves with only a backside to view. And so we do our acrobatic leaps of faith to entice and court another glance and we both are fed.