Monday, February 06, 2012

Mark 1:40-45

Epiphany 6 - Year B

Mark 1:40-45

Should someone come to you, having seen great things in you, how would you respond to them?

If the great thing was something you could do for them, would that be different than if were a great thing they saw you doing for someone else or for yourself?

Presuming you both saw the same possibility, would you do what was asked? If you didn’t see the possibility, would you refrain from even trying?

In this case both the leper and Jesus were gazing in the same direction and a healing eventuated.

Hooray for the moment. Now what? Was this just between the two or did it have a larger context? Obviously, while the two had a similar vision about a healing they did not have the same agreement on what was next. Do you think, in hindsight, that Jesus would have done better to have gotten a written confidentiality statement to constrain any reporting forthcoming from a priestly confirmation ritual? Or, just claimed the healing and told the former leper to spread the news.

What about your moments this week. Are they just your moments or might they give evidence to a larger context and the gifts you need to recognize and enact on a more regular basis? You haven’t really signed a confidentiality statement about your life, have you? Surely not. So, be not afraid to let the news out about your experiences.

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