Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

Easter 7 - Year A

Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

“O G*D, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness - the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain....”

Images of earthquakes and rain are images of rebirth. It is through a crack in a cosmic egg that the light gets in, that new images become available. The old must be left behind. A shakenness, a chaos, predates a subsequent round of new solidity. Rain touches the seed within and we shift and blossom again.

Don’t ask when, simply now that now is an acceptable time to appreciate a quake and a flood that provide a new place to stand and bloom. [given the spate of tornadoes and the need to breach some levees to save others, this may be difficult imagery, but transformation never seems to arrive without difficulty]

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