Thursday, April 03, 2008

1 Peter 1:17-23

Easter 3 – Year A

1 Peter 1:17-23

Destined from long ago and yet not revealed. So runs a description of Jesus and each one of us.

In this in-between time we find the basics of hope and trust are constituent elements that combine and recombine in a multitude of ways with the common experiences we have – common as in O-so-usual and common to our various interconnections.

So we find ourselves born and reborn along any number of routes from here to there. Every journey is an Emmaus journey, just waiting for trust dashed to return in hope and vice versa.

The day's journey, ever so short in distance is so long in ending. May peace attend us along the way until we awake again, turn again, and go on humming and singing.

It is so easy for this deeper journey to be short-circuited by such suspicious things as precious blood and contrived perfection in some artificial obedience. May we move into and past the limitations of deeds marking our worth.

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