Monday, October 5, 2009

Quakes of Grief and Hope

The truth of the Tsunami in the Pacific, the truth of the Earthquake in Indonesia... we grieve with you and we hope for you...

Walter Brueggemann writes: "The gods of death have pushed hard on Friday. But faithful testimony requires a Sunday 'bulletin' that expresses our amazement against the Friday forces of our life. I am no romantic. I know this explosiveness of Easter, which exposes all prior 'truths' as false witnesses cannot be said in many churches. The wonder is that it is available to us. It is a truth we not only fear but also crave..."
(Walter Brueggemann, 2007, The Word Militant)

May we learn to see the truth of that Sunday, the hopeful truth of the resurrection, in our midst...

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