Thursday, January 06, 2005

Trying to blog again

Back in August I started a feeble attempt to blog. Thought I would restart tonight. Right now it is cold and raining in Seattle and there is some talk of snow tonight. As I am typing in the office my almost 7 year old, Alex is singing himself to sleep. He's singing Feliz Navidad...I want to wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart...I love his heart.

I am also studying for the beginning of some teachings with our faith community on the Ten Commandments. As I read and meditate on the first commandment I think of the horrific images and stories from Southeast Asia. I read about how people of faith try to wrestle with the "why" of this. By people of faith I mean some of the faiths represented in the people that are experiencing the suffering first hand. Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus to mention the majority faiths represented. It is amazing to me how we "need" an answer. The most comforting words I have read are from an article written by Tom Wright. http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=597132 "On the contrary, it tells a story about Jesus's own sense of abandonment, and thereby encourages us to embrace the same sense of helpless involvement in the sorrow of the world, as the means by which the world is to be healed. Those who work for justice, reconciliation and peace will know that sense, and perhaps, occasionally, that healing." When there isn't a logical explanation or when so many theologies try to explain I find the words above comforting--encouraging us to embrace the same sense of helpless involvement in the sorrow of the world, as the means by which the world is to be healed. I want to work for justice, reconciliation and peace, Jesus please grant me the grace to live that out in my everyday life....

Peace to all

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