Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Psalm 80:1-7

Year C - Advent 4 or Needed Change 4
December 20, 2015

Restoration is one theme that runs through the lections for this week.

Another theme is that of embodiment, our physical presence in the midst of difficult days to find a thread that keeps us from riding off in all directions.

It would be helpful in these days of a recent environmental accord, small though it may be, to understand their pairing in something old coming alive again. To aid in this, the riven earth and anger of the gods need revisiting in such a way that we begin to rebalance our language and hope through images of Father Earth and Mother Sky.

Restoration from below needs all the authority that can be mustered. A face shining from above needs all the mercy available.

So, give ear. Claim your authority in creation to allow the needs of the plants and animals to have a primary say before opening your mouth to claim a profit here, a desire there.

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