Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Year C - Lent2 or Conviction2
February 21, 2016

“Do not be afraid, your integrity is your shield; your reward will be an assurance of meaning.”

We are social being and so, of course, we get scared when we are left alone with our source of meaning. We do so like affirmation from our peers or other systems that will support us. We do get skittery when a deep darkness descends upon us and we are alone in what we experience as a grave—ours.

As per usual, it is only after the sun goes down that we are able to see a flaming torch illuminating an extension of our current understanding (moving from an individual child to a whole nation of people). Of course we need to move even further in another dark age (death) to move to simply people beyond tribe/nation/state.

Remember your shield and move ahead.

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