Friday, January 13, 2012
Epiphnay 4b - conclusion
If we could live into the declaration of Psalm 139, “I am marvelously made” things would be different in our lives and subsequently in our world. As it is we live as if we, and everyone else, are less than and so we always want something more for ourselves and from others. But the texts for Epiphany 2b call us to see beyond what is to what will be. Samuel tossing and turning is called by God to speak a difficult word to Eli that will speak a better word for Israel. The Corinthians consumed by their passions are to understand they are not their own and are to live as those bought with a price. And Nathaniel is challenged to see beyond Jerusalem so he can accept the good that comes from Nazareth.