Pentecost +2 – Year B
"The Presence of G*D is as if . . ."
Everywhere we turn we see another "if". Listening to Folk Music on iTunes radio while typing this note brings a multitude of Presences. Remembering the Youth Worship this morning brings more G*D sightings. Anticipating traveling to a new home tomorrow opens us to many "ifs" about new community.
Even before such present/past/future awarenesses, there is prevenient grace behind it all. A new folk song, Never So Far (lyrics) by Greg Brown exemplifies this – we are never so far that love can't find us. Greg will be coming to the Great River Folk Festival in La Crosse, WI (Aug 28, 2009). Let me know if you want to come and crash to attend the festival. For a sneak preview you can listen to the song performed on The Prairie Home Companion, October 21, 2000 here on RealAudio, it begins 2 minutes into the clip. Imagine G*D singing this song to you.
"With many such parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it." When we enter into "if" space we are better able to hear what we need to hear. Practice whatever technique it is that best gets you to your "if" space.