Friday, December 10, 2010

Advent . Week 2 . Friday

I sigh deeply and pray through my fear that things will not change:
that we will continue to commute blindly along the same roads, breathe without tasting the same toxic air, aspire to the dubious (and false) distinction of middle class security, deaden the same worries with wine and food and toys...

Spirit, there is more than this! More vibrant life, more playful dance, more keenness, more ache -- yes -- and also more love to claim! You call us to more than this! Like an impossible dream, you come ("Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you!") and dare to announce that we can birth Jesus and we can feed multitudes and we can reconcile the world and we can walk on water! And we must, if things are going to change. O Spirit, I am longing for things to change!

"We have to be braver than we think we can be,
because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are,
to see through the plastic sham to living, breathing reality.
Earthbound as we are, even we can walk on water."
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art (Madeleine L'Engle)

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