Monday, August 15, 2011

Matthew 16:13-20

Pentecost + 10 - Year A

Matthew 16:13-20

Who do people say the Son of Man is? Who is the Great Pretender?

This questions brings us to the work of trying to figure out who "666" is or "The Son of God", according to the criteria set out. Can we squish or puff-up someone so they will fit the definition? That’s all that is available to us.

Once past accademic questions of role and definition, we can get to a better question, “Who am I, to you?”

When the response is, “I better see an expansive and expanding love when I am engaged with you”, we know we are in a place just right, a valley of love and delight.

It is not the giving of a right answer that brings Peter any keys of authority, it is his own engagement with G*D. And so it continues to this day.

Who do you say the people are that you are engaged with this day, this week? Does that bring you closer to participating in doing all the good you can? If so, start loosing and binding. If not, time to move on.

Oh, by the way, don’t keep this a secret. Start acting on it and promoting the appreciation of more and more levels to your various relationships.

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