Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ephesians 5:8-14

Lent 4 - Year A

Ephesians 5:8-14

Once you were darkness - not seen. Being blind is not just not seeing, it is also a not being seen. Shepherding in daylight is still invisible work.

Be careful in finding out what is pleasing to “the Lord” for it is likely to engage you with invisible people - those who have the potential of witness to change in the most unlikely of situations (from blind from birth to sighted engagement or from lowly shepherd to ruler of a nation). If such can happen, the status quo is in danger and so these shifts are dangerous. Workers will arise and the wealthy shake; rising leaders scare present leaders. If you get caught between, your allegience one way or the other is at risk - and so are you.

To find out what is pleasing to “the Lord” will change your life. You may be hardened against trying that again or you may get deeper and deeper into significant change of a particular social reality or culture. Nonetheless, it is well worth it. Blessings on being pleased when you find out what will be pleasing to “the Lord”. That mutual pleasure may be all that is available in the midst of grinding change.
 

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