Thursday, January 30, 2014

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Year A - Epiphany 4 or Guiding Gift 4
February 2, 2014

The message about the cross — live your life as deeply and widely as you can and then que sera, sera — is foolish to those whose life-force is fading and are scared of suffering or fear itself, but to those who are interested in gathering more energy it is a joining with G*D and Neighbor in everday living.

From this starting point we are able to take another look at wisdom, good ol’ Sophia herself, “Grandmother” in many indigenous traditions. We won’t be fooled by scripture/reason or tradition/experience when we insist that all four are needed in addtion to the glue of humble/service.

Even if we get into the fancy language of wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, redemption, holiness, dikaiosyne, hagiasmos, apolytrosis, consecration, justification, ransom. purity, or whatever, we won’t be fooled by letting projected outcomes control our choice to be loving and merciful in the moment.

Blessings on being able to translate “cross” into “choice”.

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