Pentecost +14 - Year C
If G*D were domesticated we would be wrong to stray. A tenting G*D, however, both wanders away and intentionally moves on. In such an image we also wander away, when we are not intentionally moving on.
While G*D’s complaint about those G*D brought on Exodus has some legitimacy of folks no longer being on the same page, a question must be asked about who has wandered and who has stayed the same.
Imagine a Living G*D who has moved further down the line and a people who are still reacting out of the rituals of the past. Might the people be considered to have “moved far from G*D” simply by staying still? This can be seen as a difficulty of our being able to keep up.
One reason for looking at things this way is that G*D is described as a fountain and the people as leaky cistern diggers. A fountain is moving, a cistern is still.
So, from the other side, our danger is not hewing to past movements of G*D, but failing to keep on moving with G*D. Courage friends. It is time to strike out again for promises larger than can be held in today’s hands.