Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Genesis 12:1-4a

Lent 2 - Year A

Genesis 12:1-4a

Ready, set, move on.


Blessings are anticipatory and unsettling.

Too often we presume blessings are our due, that we are entitled to them. Blessings in this sense are confirmations of the status quo. Blessings, like manna, will spoil if they are contained in the here and now, stored up.

Ready, set, move on.


Blessings are risky propositions only known in retrospect.

Too often we presume blessings are what we are after and they bring safety and security. Blessings in this sense are denials of even more blessings to come. Blessings like to be free and ring false when focused on too closely or turned into sureties. They are part of the background of abundance and fade in the light of day.

Ready, set, move on.
Ur
Ready, set, move on.
Haran
Ready, set, move on.
Moreh
Ready, set, move on.
Bethel/Ai
Ready, set, move on.
Negeb
Ready, set, move on.

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