Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Isaiah 59:4-9a

Year C - Lent6 or Conviction6
March 20, 2016

False Dawn Sunday and/or Premature Fear Sunday

Have you kept learning through all your time? If so you have a larger library of experience and compassion on which to draw to awaken the weary to travel further. We are wearied when we stop growing and settle for entertainment instead of education. We are enlivened when we don’t hide from a life “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” where insult and spittle are expected responses to a well-lived life.

We can be brave when claiming a deus ex machina will come to save. We can be braver still when we know that to not be the case but to live unashamed is still a virtue.

May you not be unbalanced by either extreme praise or prejudice. Both are temptations moving us from a still point of innocence beyond naïveté.

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