Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1 Samuel 3:1-20

Epiphany 2 – Year B

1 Samuel 3:1-20

"This was a time when the revelation of God was rarely heard or seen." [The Message] Here we have the moral equivalent of "once upon a time . . . ."

In these days anything can happen. In fact we might even begin to expect that there are games afoot and they will play out. In a day when the elder's children are messing up, dreamtime becomes important. The dreaming of everywhen is still afoot in our lives when we can be alert enough to catch it on one of its turns through ourselves.

How many times have we been called before responding? Are we still waiting for some deus ex machina that will keep us running off to an expert?

Alternatively we can listen to the dreaming that creates out of our nothingness a day of new beginning. This dreaming carries us beyond our projections that claim eternal protection. How would this story be told if G*D weren't so personal?
 

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