Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Acts 10:34-43


Easter - Year C 


Look, it’s taken awhile. Granted, I’m as slow as a rock, but if I can finally get it, so can anyone. Remember this rock trying to walk on water? Plop. Remember my trying to tell Jesus to get the devil off his back and he tells me, I’m just seeing myself?  Remember my running away afraid? Yeah, I got a couple of things confused earlier but they were set-ups, nothing I really thought through or felt on my own.

Now, if I can finally get it, anyone can. All it takes is to finally hear our religious and cultural tradition say, “that was then, this is now.”

We used to think G*D was allergic to shellfish and pork, rather OCD about combining fabrics, and too high-borne to appreciate chipped beef on toast. Turns out we had a partial view of G*D. When you can take a longer look, G*D’s rather impartial.

It seems it sets Jesus spinning in his grave when we start divvying things up. What sets him loose is an appreciation for zero-degrees of separation. Turns out he likes being a judge of that which doesn’t need judging - a pretty good gig if you can get it and you can get it if you try. Hey, somebody should turn this into a song - An Impartial Rag!

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