Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lent 4 A - Ephesians 5:8-14

Ephesians 5:8-14
The trouble with “find out what is pleasing to the Lord” is that well-meaning “children of the light” have conflicting Bible based visions as to what the Lord likes and dislikes and without the proverbial lightning strike the Lord is not so clear as to which voice we should obey. It was easier to figure out what side God was on before Einstein muddied the waters with relativity. As long as there was a clear distinction, black and white so to speak, you could live as children of the light and justify something as shameful as slavery without the cover of darkness. But if we begin and end with the light that is the event of the cross – that is – what does it mean for God to enter the reality of our existence through the person of Jesus – we come to see that personal piety (do not do shameful things in the dark) is inextricably tied to social responsibility (do not do unjust things in the light). Sleeper (i.e. church) Awake!

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