Sep 22 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Matthew 21:23-32

Year A – Pentecost +16 or Community Practice 16
September28, 2014

Matthew 21:23-32

If the two greatest commandments are to Love G*D and Love Neighb*r there is no way to split authority in “heavenly” or “human” realms. These are intimately bound together.

Not to put too fine a line on it, this separation ends up privileging heaven over human. Listen  to the danger here as Greg Brown sings, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy from his album, “Freak Flag”

I don’t know why we as people
do the things we do.
We are mostly fine just the way we are
if we could only get a clue.
This longing for an afterlife
has damn near wrecked this place.
Mercy, mercy, mercy:
tears on a face.

http://youtu.be/OF2l_OWaWlw

This separation of heaven and human leads us to deny our own experience. The condemnation is not so much what we have done, but what we have failed to learn when the opportunity was upon us — “…even after you saw it, you did not change your mind.”

May your cry for Mercy be heard by yourself, bring the tears, and then the change.

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Sep 22 2014

Hopeful: Happy Hobbit Week

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Sep 22 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: Food for Thought-5 Ideas about Influence

Originally posted on Richard’s Food for Thought:
5 Ideas about Influence 1. Who are you influencing? Friends, family, colleagues, perhaps people you don’t know. Take a moment to take stock of your impact on the world around you. Are…

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Sep 22 2014

Simply Sherri: God’s Great Creation

I read somewhere that 7:29 this evening is the official start of Fall.  Fall is a beautiful time of the year.  The leaves are changing and the temperatures are cooling.  We start bringing out jackets and sweaters.  It’s a time of change in natu…

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Sep 22 2014

The Painted Prayerbook: Blessing That Becomes Empty

Image: In the Emptying © Jan Richardson Reading from the Epistles, Year A, Proper 21/Ordinary 26/Pentecost +16: Philippians 2.1-13 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself. – […]

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Sep 22 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: A Blessing September 22

May the blessing of light be on you – light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it. And may … Continue reading

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