Saturday, April 19, 2014

Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18 (Vigil)

Year A - Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope Vigil
April 19/20, 2014

We will dance in the morning, wherever we may be. Wherever we look we see Resurrection needed; Resurrection in process; Resurrection acknowledged. Particularly we see this when we consider our own life and those we walk with.

We are our own best example of the multiplicity of new life. An empty grave is no more than one more example. It is next to impossible to make things static. There is an impulse that won’t stop dancing to its own beat. What would be miraculous is for life to freeze in place, immobilized between fear and flight.

Right now we are caught between Absent Saturday and Assured Sunday. Our vigil is urging us onward while we are still afraid and morose. There is something about absence that makes us want to hang on to it all the harder. Yet, we find our grip loosening. Blessings at this in-between place—half-way across. Even as Breathe—3 is working we are anxious and wanting to speed up to the point of hyperventilating. Then we remember the breath over the deep and see it as a gentle call, a lullaby, a soothing of the dark water and pace ourselves to breathe with the rhythm of the wind.

In your caughtness between yesterday and tomorrow, patience. One breath at a time.


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