Saturday, April 19, 2014

Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 (Vigil)

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

After looking at a first creation story we skip several more and land on Noah (Yes, take a look at the recent movie).

Here is is not a chaotic deep but broken relationships that start a story which is resolved by a return of a chaotic deep. It is not light that breaks upon the dark, but a frail vessel that rides the waves.

We are vigiling over another chaotic deep, that of death. This time it is not light or a ship, but “nothing” that becomes a sign of a new beginning. Let there be light; let there be an ark; let there be nothing.

We are vigiling to again see nothing and that means everything we thought impossible is being blocked only by our having turned a nothing into a fear to try. To embrace this nothing is to see the face of G*D.


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