Thursday, April 11, 2013

Revelation 5:11-14


Easter 3 - Year C 


Clarence Odbody, Angel Second Class, acted in anticipation of receiving his wings after 200 years of trying. His tending of George Bailey worked out well — it’s a wonderful life. So now Clarence is flitting around singing (probably off-key) “... glory and blessing!”

That is one story-line. It’s all about Jesus, Lamb First Class.

To hear Jesus tell it, he is the one who sings, “...glory and blessing!” to those who tend and feed. This means dealing honorably with the blind and healing them even if, when they can see again, they will then be able to target you for destruction. Those who presume the teaching function of the Holy Spirit in the lives of others hear Jesus singing, full voice, to both the current and the future teacher.

Just tend and nourish where you can. This is Easter personified — rolling some blockage back that a new way might be opened. Somewhere in your tending will come an awareness of the music of the spheres, an eternal hum, expressing thanks for your being kind regardless of your intentions or any other response you might receive.

Remember worship is a “workshop” for practicing tending and healing, not an end in itself.



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