Year B - Pentecost +6 or Energy to Witness 6
July 5, 2015
Can you imagine the “thorn” of Paul. Many have done so. Can you now imagine the “thorn” of Jesus that kept him weak in Nazareth?
How do you think Jesus would speak about his experience in the face of “unbelief”. This might give a hint to those of us who keep getting caught in places of conflicting covenant to personal mission and community stability/traditions.
We all have a revelation that informs us and is untranslatable to anyone else. This sets up a tension between how we understand we are acting and how others see us. What is seen in us or heard from us is not univalent. And so we get caught between in a three-sided press of vision, internal-thorn, and external-insult. The pushes and pulls here are enough to anneal or break us.
May you continue to disclose your vision/mission in what you do and say even as thorns and insults attempt to block the way of healing. May you go forth to announce mercy beyond both any impending or present disaster and repentance of that which led to such. In this mercy we learn about “enough” available in place of any power that can only eventually lead to disaster.