Thursday, June 11, 2009

2 Corinthians 5:1-17

Pentecost +2 – Year B

2 Corinthians 5:1-17

O to be "swallowed up by life." This yearning for dissolution and completedness, for exile and homecoming, all at once, is a mystical approach to being that cuts across all religious singularities. It helpfully gets us out of the way of ourselves and others, but is next to useless as a manipulation technique as such issues fall away.

There is here plenty of opportunity for growth. There is a greater awareness of hearts behind behaviors. Our motivations become clearer to ourselves and more evident to others. Even G*D becomes present and alive to us and those encountering us. This is an energizer.

From being attuned with what lies ahead we find the same disinterested involvement that sets every creation loose. Whether encountering pillars on turtles, circles within circles, a Word calling forth, or the other side of black holes – creation is loosed again.

Past experience indicates we usually soon do our best to tighten creation up again, that we might be in charge. Remember this week the value of looseness. May you gracefully reach and stretch your way through and around the constraints and tightnesses that come up against you.

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