Thursday, February 25, 2010

Philippians 3:17 - 4:1

Lent 2 - Year C

Philippians 3:17 - 4:1

"Our citizenship is in heaven."
"Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven."

Earth/Heaven, go ahead, try to distinguish them. Each time we think we have a defining characteristic that sets one apart from the other we are surprised at how often G*D needs to repent and the least of us comes to be where they can not only "live as if", but actually do so and further reveal G*D.

Both Earth and Heaven are transformational images. Transformation goes beyond glory, power, and subjugation. Transformation goes to the heart of the matter - loving and longing for another. In this we find ourselves standing firm and standing together - G*D, Neighbor, Self, One Another, and Enemies.
 

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