Sunday, July 05, 2009
'Our brief pilgrimage is an astonishment'
"Lord of Life, we pause in midsummer to remember that our days are numbered, our death is certain, and our embrace of the transience of life is the most important step we take in the embrace of uncertainty. As we scatter for travel, or stay home to tend the garden, let us not forget that to be a community is to live in one another's hearts. This community is blessed; our faces are sacred; our brief pilgrimage is an astonishment. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, our Teacher and Lord we pray, Amen."
"our embrace of the transience of life is the most important step we take in the embrace of uncertainty."
This is what we are called to do, who we are called to be - fully alive here and now because each moment is a gift from a loving, gracious God. We are to witness to the beauty and power of a God who gives us the chance to be alive, here and now, with others, as a glimpse, a foretaste, a sacrament, of what life with God in paradise can be like.
Thank you for sharing, ER.