Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Sink, swim, love, life

First, Mama ER, fraidy-cat, will now be driven to Oklahoma City in an ambulance, rather than flown here! The doc said they'd *heard* that she didn't want to fly, so they'll accommodate her.

I'll be dadgum. She was not amused when I told her just now on the phone that the dang streets could be slick by the time she gets here!

I awoke this morning with two thoughts that have stuck with me since Sunday. They are as profound as you need them to be.

1. The preacher said, perhaps coming off a holiday weekend of encounters with his own family:

"Our task is not to fix our family members. It is to love them."

2. His sermon was on the Peter-Jesus walking-on-water scene from Matthew. The point, he said -- and I agree -- is not the primitive cosmology and limited theology that worries about whether Jesus actually walked on the water.

The point is this: Whether we sink or swim, Jesus is reaching out. God's love and care do not hinge on our faith as much as we like to think it does. God's love hinges on God's love.

Peace, y'all. More Mama ER updates as events warrant.


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