Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Isaiah 43:16-21


Lent 5 - Year C 


Here we are on the cusp of the remembered-of-old and the soon-to-be-upon-us.

This is the most difficult spot from which to evaluate whether we need a mirage of comfort and ease or a bucket of bracing water.

Were we not caught between paradigms we would affirm our heritage as our future or accept the present as prelude to its eternity.

As it is, we can neither accept all that has been handed on nor affirm that tomorrow will be more or less than today. There is all too much reality of tradition lingering past its welcome and too much fantasy of a never-to-arrive immature hope.

Remember a parted sea somewhere in our DNA. Anticipate dragons in uncharted waters. This is somewhat like rubbing your stomach and patting your head (or moving your right foot in a clock-wise direction, then drawing a 6 with your right hand in the air, and finding your foot unconsciously reversed direction). It is the essential tremor of humanity.

Tell you what, let’s keep breathing anyway. Here we will find conspiring to be inspiring.

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