25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 20, 2015


If we are to have the faith of a child, then it requires us to let go of some of our controls, to step out into the unknown. It means we need to relearn how to cultivate imagination, contemplation, wonder and awe. This by the way is quite different than creating it, because creation starts with us; where as cultivation starts with someone or something outside us. In this case God.

Those of you who have been around the parish for a while know that we tend to focus our seasons. This past Lent, we focused on ecology and our communion with creation. Easter presented us with a season of possibilities, giving us permission to dream a little. Pentecost gave us a chance to think more concretely about community.

Now we are moving into a new season, during which I would like to see us open ourselves up to the first fruits of the spirit that God has already planted. Just as we move into harvest season, I propose this is time we learn to cultivate the seeds of wonder that are buried underneath our layers of judgment and routine. In order to do this, we are going to do things a bit differently . . .

CLICK HERE for the readings for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Wisdom 2:12,17-20; Psalm 54; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37)


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