Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Psalm 40:1-11

Year A - Epiphany 2 or Guiding Gift2
January 19, 2014

A crying patience is an intriguing way to talk about engagement in the world and in our own life. This is an active non-attachment; an unfocused attention.

In this state we find our interpretation of a desolate pit or miry bog to be only one viewpoint. Just a blink of an eye away is a firm rock from which to relaunch.

Here we do not live out of creeds that require we sacrifice ourselves and offer to be but a worm. No, here the psalmist says what is needed is an “open ear”. Here we need to hear the word of belovedness echoing within that is an assurance participation in a book of life that contains my story along with yours and yours.

This story lodges in and warms our heart, our bowels, and we find our actions and words to be congruent with our inmost calm.

Here we are in need of and overflow with mercy. In this play of need and abundance we sort our way through to a steadfast trust, in season and out, of a great congregation singing its way forward toward a healthier wholeness.


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