Thursday, June 26, 2008

Waiting and Watching

A Scripture, and then a hopeful and provocative insight from Walter Brueggmann today.

The Scripture:
“So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
(Exodus 3.10, NIV)

And now the hopeful and provocative insight of Walter Brueggmann:
“It is of immense importance that the most difficult, most dangerous task in emancipation is not undertaken by YHWH as divine deliverance. Rather, emancipation is a human task to be undertaken amid the risky problematic of Pharaoh’s political reality.”
(Walter Brueggmann, 2006, The Word that Redescribes the World)

See the hope?

We can. The healing of our planet, or to copy Jesus, the Kingdom of God, is at hand, in our hands.

See the provocative thought?

God, like “History”, to steal a phrase from Bono, “is kneeling, watching and waiting for what we do.”

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