Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jeremiah 1:4-10


Epiphany 4 - Year C


Before you were born there was a community awaiting your gift to further connect us and push us beyond our current limits.

This reality keeps being blocked by a sense of an independence that can never allow interdependence to be recognized for fear that it will limit us (scarcity model - there is too little of me to go around) rather than expand us (abundance model - I am more when you are more and vice versa). So we self-censor lest we recognize our need of others.

This is not the least of it, however. We are also so quick to jump on the bandwagon of blame. We will censor unto death those who remind us of the interrelatedness of life and love.

While it doesn’t help to have an irrational sense of overweening power over nations and kingdoms, we can remind one another of the long-term benefit or harm of our current responses to that which happens. Be not afraid to speak of interconnectedness. Don’t claim you are just one. You are one part of a very large body turning toward the morning, no matter how slowly or jerkily, and your vision and voice do make a difference in how well we turn.

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