Sunday, April 20, 2014

Romans 6:3-11 (Vigil)

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

Oh, right. To be born is to die. Belovedness does not exempt us from being buried, becoming as nothing. Belovedness does not promise surprises will only be appreciated.

If there is something worth pursuing, it is going to be something larger than one life can give to it.

The projects we sign on to don’t stop with asking our all. They need more than our all, they need all our all and more. In case that wasn’t clear, they need our corporate all as well as our personal all. So what community we are joined with does make a difference. How inclusive will that community be will be a measure of the worth of the endeavor. A narrow slice of life, like preaching to the choir, has a certain amount of appeal, but if that is all there is we find it soon grows thin.

To claim our death is to consider ourselves dead to narrowness and alive to the surprises that “more” brings. It’s challenges enliven us. This sort of death is worth diving into to see where we surface later. Blessings on your dive.


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