Apr 19 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Why Are You Weeping?

He Is Risen! Thank you Deb!http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/The-Naked-Alien/352389110349?ref=ts

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Apr 19 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope Vigil
April 19/20, 2014
We will dance in the morning, wherever we may be. Wherever we look we see Resurrection needed; Resurrection in process; Resurrection acknowledged. Particularly we see this when we consider our own life and those we walk with.
We are our own best example of the multiplicity of new life. An empty grave is no more than one more example. It is next to impossible to make things static. There is an impulse that won’t stop dancing to its own beat. What would be miraculous is for life to freeze in place, immobilized between fear and flight.
Right now we are caught between Absent Saturday and Assured Sunday. Our vigil is urging us onward while we are still afraid and morose. There is something about absence that makes us want to hang on to it all the harder. Yet, we find our grip loosening. Blessings at this in-between place—half-way across. Even as Breathe—3 is working we are anxious and wanting to speed up to the point of hyperventilating. Then we remember the breath over the deep and see it as a gentle call, a lullaby, a soothing of the dark water and pace ourselves to breathe with the rhythm of the wind.
In your caughtness between yesterday and tomorrow, patience. One breath at a time.

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Apr 19 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope Vigil
April 19/20, 2014
Another creation story that moves through the deep of chaos. While the wind and spirit of G*D once moved over the face of the deep, it has now penetrated to the bowels of the deep.
Fear rising from behind us, from all the accumulated yesterday, makes every situation ultimate. Here we are, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea (or marshy reed sea). We can only look back and all our mistakes are hot on our tail. We are about reap the consequences of each past misstep or return to a slavery that at least was known.
Our fear fixates us on our fear. We can only look back over our shoulder and thus walk in circles. Our fear keeps us from looking ahead, even if it is dangerous. We can yet do something about tomorrow by what we do today.
Resurrection comes as we put our past behind us for the moment and look onward. “Look, there, something is happening. Everyone, breathe in and on the count of 3, blow. 3. Did you see? Again, breathe; blow. Again.”
And the dark waters, breath-by-breath, part. The waters part just enough.
When finally across, we look back at our fear. “Look. Again, breathe. 3. And we move. One, two, three, four, we glide across the floor. Onward.” 

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Apr 19 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Genesis 22:1-8-18 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope VigilApril 19/20, 2014Genesis 22:1-8-18Creation stories come in a variety of guises. There are those that build and those that transition. Here is a creation story in reverse.A chaotic deep is not a given. Here ch…

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Apr 19 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Psalm 46 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope Vigil
April 19/20, 2014
We are often gotten by nothing. Our sense of loss turns that into Nothing. We will hang on to bereftness as long as we can. Absent Saturday can continue on for quite some time.
Here in Vigil Time we are to find Nothing melted back into nothing that runs through our fingers like time in a sieve. We look back at all the desolations that have occured to find that there are gaps in our story. Desolation…desolation…desolation….
Litle by little we are drawn through our sense of nothing-left-to-lose to those nothing places. The closer we look, the more we see they are not empty places but filled with decisions to be made about how to live. Choices have been made, time after time, to fall back into a next desolation, but there were choices to be made.
Be still, know that there is a choice to be made, even here. This choice becomes our refuge.
Whether it takes a short or a long time to come to terms with the choices we have, our sense of nothingness begins to fade and color intensity returns. You may need to vigil through Easter Day and the whole Easter Season for this become visceral for you. Don’t give up on a vigil just because it is announced to be over for someone else or for some other purpose. See it through until you can see through it.

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Apr 19 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 (Vigil)

Year A – Easter Vigil or Hopeless Hope Vigil
April 19/20, 2014
After looking at a first creation story we skip several more and land on Noah (Yes, take a look at the recent movie).
Here is is not a chaotic deep but broken relationships that start a story which is resolved by a return of a chaotic deep. It is not light that breaks upon the dark, but a frail vessel that rides the waves.
We are vigiling over another chaotic deep, that of death. This time it is not light or a ship, but “nothing” that becomes a sign of a new beginning. Let there be light; let there be an ark; let there be nothing.
We are vigiling to again see nothing and that means everything we thought impossible is being blocked only by our having turned a nothing into a fear to try. To embrace this nothing is to see the face of G*D.

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