Edwin Markham

Outwitted by Edwin Markham
He drew a circle that shut me out -
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout,
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him in!

viernes, 31 de marzo de 2017

Lekil Kuxlejal

Today the children in the market taught me the meaning of Lekil Kuxlejal in Tseltal, a Mayan language.  It is the good life or the abundant life.  It is was they live in work, play and laughter.  It is what they dream because it is not fully here, as they see pain and sadness around them and sometimes inside them.  But it is not a utopia because it is not the impossible dream.  Lekil Kuxlejal exists in God´s perfect dream, but it has been damaged, without disappearing, and we can always work for it to be again. It is for today, tomorrow and always, and for everyone and everything.

domingo, 5 de marzo de 2017

In preparation for Easter

 All of our hope is founded in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection inaugurates the reunification and remaking of heaven and earth. As resurrection unfolds, all that is good, true, and beautiful, becomes building material for the Kingdom, in ways we can’t yet fully see. Like the body of our Lord in the 40 days after the first Easter, the Kingdom slips in and out of sight, alternately terrifying and exhilarating us. It’s hard to grasp that God continues to use us as co-creators of this world, and that God will redeem and sanctify and perfect this world and not just leave it behind. It’s challenging to believe, when we know how broken, dysfunctional, grimy, and cruel this world can still be, and how easily we contribute to all that evil, even when we have heard the Good News. Our work – lay and ordained – is to proclaim resurrection in the face of despair and discouragement, over and over.
The Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson