Year A - 4th Sunday of Easter or Assured 4
May 11, 2014
To be aware of G*D puts you on a track beyond the structures of today. This is a dangerous position to be in. Today desires to continue eternally into tomorrow while tomorrow has a different set of boundaries. This interface is a dangerous place for those who are biased toward today and those anxious to move into tomorrow.
Today folks need to realize this is not the best of all possible worlds and repentance will be in order for the way we have been treating one another and creation. Tomorrow folks recognize all too well the cost of moving beyond the power structures of today. These are both pains; but different pains.
This text primarily affects those who are already listening in on tomorrow. Basically you can stop reading after verse 20. From there it gets into an unhelpful image of suffering on behalf of others.
If we are going to live in the manner of Jesus (this is not a following, but a moving on) we will be living to experience the heaven of a better tomorrow on earth today even when that interface brings imposed pain from the powers of today for so living.
May we continue sharing our various creation-honoring visions as we urge one another on another step. Jesus has been with us all along the way, whispering from tomorrow, and we listen and move forward, not to return to yesteryear. There is no guarding ourselves from this interface, only an assurance that it is important to ourselves and to others not yet able to appreciate a new day dawned.