Thursday, April 17, 2008

1 Peter 2:2-10

Easter 5 – Year A

1 Peter 2:2-10

One way of living is to be between a rock and a hard place. This is not a recommended place to find oneself. However, it is often a perception of where one is, but not a reality.

The flip side of this is to be a living stone wherever you are. With this oxymoron we can begin again.

Imagine supporting new life – a living stone can gather moss.

Imagine computer generated images and what Pixar could do with a living stone.

Imagine how this might be paralleled by a different phrase - a steadfast or compassionate lover.

Imagine a living stone, dismissing the idolatry of destiny, saying, "So sorry, here let me help you up so you can try life again," when someone stumbled across it.

Imagine the witness, "Once I was just a stone, now I'm a living stone, a merciful stone."

Imagine picking yourself up and skipping yourself across a pond setting off ripples of joy in the lives of others.

This image is originally said of Jesus, but as disciples setting out to follow a way leading to a transformation of the world, it is an image we might use for ourselves.

Let's form a band – Rolling Living Stones.

Let's recognize ourselves as members of Living Stone Congregation.

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