COCU11B.Epiphany 3B.21Jan2018

Jonah 3:1-5, 10;
Psalm 62:5-12;
1 Corinthians 7:29-31;
Mark 1:14-20

A reflection based on Psalm 62.5-12
Beloved, for you my soul waits in silence.
My hope is hidden in your silence.
Life of my living, you are my earth.
You are what cannot be taken.
In the gravity of your grace I rest.
In your silence is my deep belonging.

I trust in you, Holy One.
I pour myself into your hands,
into this light, my resting place.

Rich or poor mean nothing;
they are an illusion.
I abandon my little “happy” and “sad.”
They are both lint.
Do I catch myself trying to gain?
Ah, ignore all that fool’s gold.
Ignore it. Let it go.

I keep hearing this in the silence;
the silence says it over and over:
the only power is Love,
and love, all love, is God.

Beloved, you live, you speak, you resound
in all we do.
(Source: Steve Garnaas-Holmes, Unfolding Light)

Sea of my travels, sacred margin,
womb of hidden surpassingness,
receiver of my drowning
wash me, bear me, feed me.

Freewheeling One, Heaven’s Rogue,
Fish of divine slipperiness,
source of anointed diversions,
you who swallow me whole,
hold me in your darkness, keep me in your guts.

Risen One, Loving Confounder
you who set me always to another side,
to unexplained revisions,
to miracles born of uselessness
disorient me, re-imagine me, birth me.
(Source: Steve Garnaas-Holmes, Unfolding Light)

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Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.
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