Messages from July 2020
In Romans, St. Paul personifies God’s hidden action during times of transition as a woman in labor. “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now, and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we…
“Interim Time…Sighs Too Deep for Words”
Groaning with Hope in the In-Between Time
Today’s passages from Romans and the Psalms paint some of the most earthy, intimate, and reassuring images of God. They evoke the myriad, mixed emotions of a woman in labor – one of the most challenging, and most rewarding, experiences in life.
Our Gospel reading is well suited for the summer, because we meet Jesus on a boat this morning. I’d like to follow that example, honestly!
Listen! A sower went out to sow…
“Come to me!”
“Here I Am!”
When God summons Abraham to the unthinkable, the unreasonable, the impossible, how does Abraham respond? He simply answers, “Here I am.”