Perspective

Anchoring creation, one’s self and one’s theology in the goodness of Genesis 1 rather than the negative of Genesis 3 sure makes a difference.

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Call and response

There is much that can be and has been said about God throughout the centuries, some of it with a degree of certainty that strikes me as odd, or even arrogant. Some may think the imagined liturgy below swings the pendulum too far in the other direction. Fine. I see it as being comfortable with and welcoming to Mystery.

Distant

Not as powerful a phrase as “forsaken me,” but timely. For those of us that claim some type of connection with or sense of God in our lives (however that is defined), perhaps we can all recall instances of feeling abandoned or separated. Working in the hospital at this strange time I hear this feeling expressed by patients and families. Patients feel locked away in their rooms and family members can’t bridge the chasm keeping away visitors. Faith is a help that many turn to, and those of us who are able to be present have the privilege of showing up, making things a little less lonely, and hopefully are conduits of divine Love and Light.