What if, all that we are is enough?
Could the hunger of our heart be intentional?
Our pleasure, a wild force for good?
Our worry, a mirror for your wounds?
Grief, a portal to the intimacy you crave?
May we allow life to move in us.
May we open to the mystery of now.
May we grow in our dance of giving and receiving.
How long will we hold grudges?
To whom do we imprison ourselves to in doing so?
Symbols, body, and story are inviting of the new,
and they are disrupting and mending the old.
May we come with what we are,
Rage-filled, confused, disheartened,
Peaceful, curious, optimistic.
May the organic, the new, the not yet known
be our food, drink, and play.
We need not wait a second longer;
God is here.
In the name of God, our welcomer,
Jesus, our full humanity,
And Spirit, our wild and deep breath,
We invite you to hear from a reading in Isaiah 55:1-3.
“Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you
that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come,
buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully
to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that
you may live. I will make with you an everlasting
covenant, my steadfast, sure love.”
The Good News of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
The grass withers and the flower fades,
but the Word of the Lord endures forever. Amen.
Homily and Reflection
Homily Podcast – Come As You Are 03.20.2022
What stops us from coming to God “unprepared“?
In what areas of life are we feeling most “unsatisfied”?
How might we come to God more quickly when we feel “unloved”?
Starting from here,
Where can we go that God is not?
How could we dis-connect from the I AM
When I AM is ever present, in all human experiences?
We can wrap ourselves in the warmth of God.
Consider where your feet may take you and how you go.
There too, this mystery is available, even in that place
or that experience you resist.
In our body, may we feel safe.
In loving connection, may we discover
the gems of who we are. In courageous
moments, may we speak our truth.
We pray in the generous and continuous
welcome of the Divine Parent’s arms,
in the radically human experience of Jesus,
and in the kind spontaneity of the Spirit,
Go in peace, and live the church.
May you find belonging and community this week.
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