Thursday, March 12, 2009

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Lent 3 – Year B

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

If we only deal with the prescribed verses we end up with propositional statements about G*D and Christ, devoid of connection with us – other than how good they look in comparison to us. OK, OK, G*D's awesome and Jesus is too.

A much greater mystery is opened in verses 26-31 – not just some perfected group who are "The Called", but such frail flowers as you and me are also awesome. Remember we are going to be able to boast that, as part of the "not", we have a part in "reducing to not" things that are. This koan is worth the pondering.

This pericope uses highly loaded language. G*D again is born in humble dwellings – in your life and mine. That which was lost is found, that which is but straw draws gold to it. And, boast away, something wonderful occurs in this partnership – this embodiment of G*D and divinization of us.

Go ahead, boast away.

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