EXPLORING THE BIBLE
Familiar Bible passages, re-read, often yield previously missed gems. Both Gospel passages for this day are those dreamed of rich reefs.
A light shines…
A light from God shines on those who have lived in the darkness of occupation and oppression. The burden will be lifted.
The “mountaintop experience” is important but means less than the way in which it is worked out in the process of life. How does it impact on life at four o’clock in the afternoon? How does it impact on what we communicate with others? How does it impact on the decisions of our life that form us into new people?
We are those who walk in the earth, within the ecosystem that makes up this planet. We are those who see on that journey our deep connection with the earth and with the God who is expressed through its interrelationships. We are those who hear a call to act in a spirit of justice that helps others see the possibility of the new.
We want to praise comfortable images of God. We want to be held warm in the palm of God’s hand. We want the nurturing of God as mother or caring father. We would prefer the singing, shouting and dancing of Jeremiah.
God’s love, shown to us in Jesus, is with us, now and forever. Thanks be to God.