Advent 1 – Year B
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
"You are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Then why this felt distance from heaven come on earth?
Then why this experienced distance from one another?
Our love of G*D isn't yet will all we are and have.
Our love of Neighbor isn't yet comparable to our own survival.
Our image of G*D doesn't yet include ourself.
Our image of Neighbor doesn't yet include G*D.
How then are we not lacking any gift (deleting the spiritual limitation is helpful here) while actively waiting for a desired revelation? If we are not lacking such an insight into the universe, is it our implementation that is awry?
This excused out from our original affirmation doesn't altogether satisfy as surely there is a gift of gift-implementation included in our bag of tricks. What are we to do with this bold statement?
Give thanks that the needed gifts are present, are able to built with and upon them. A primordial soup can be restirred, even at this late date.
Give thanks that not even a carb-overload nap will erode your gifts, only delay their use. A choice to eat in moderation, allowing left-overs their day, and to walk and talk with each other is still within reach.
Give thanks that a gift of giving-thanks is not lacking. Use it frequently. It will open other gifts.