Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Epiphany 2c - Psalm 36:5-10

Psalm 36:5-10
You save humans and animals alike. While we depend on God to do the first Lisa and I have been helping God do the latter for some time. We haven’t limited ourselves to cute animals either and until they played dead for real we shared our TV room with a couple of homeless possums. God saves in that way as well. Salvation is not only for the cute and the cuddly. All people are invited to take refuge. All people are invited to the feast of abundance. All people are invited to drink from the river of God’s delights. That is because the steadfast love of God extending to the heavens, stretched above the clouds, plunging to the depths of the ocean has no limit. We are the ones who qualify and quantify making a list and checking it twice to exclude the naughty and welcome the nice. It is our capacity for love that is limited, not God’s. And it is that same limited capacity for love that leads some to leave the invitation unopened or discard it as irrelevant. But God’s love remains steadfast waiting to save those who are satisfied with less than life and light. When in each of us God’s waiting is rewarded our capacity to love becomes more like God’s and as those who know limitless love with upright hearts we become part of the saving. And that is how this lover of BIG DOGS has come to love ugly circus dogs as well.

1 comment:

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