The Exodus

Ex. 11:10-12:14; Mt. 12:1-8

The Exodus is an eternal story. It is a continuing saga of the people of God going to the promise land. It is a continuing saga of people not trusting in God, and of God’s faithful promise.  The Episcopal Church has voted to ordain queers–the continuing saga of the Exodus, of people receiving their freedom. Our lives are a continuing saga of the Exodus. I have been thinking of death. I read a memorial meditation in which the pastor talked of the “terror of our last breath.” The thought of my last breath is a terror, and it is in the hope of the Exodus, of coming home to God that I rest.

I packed today for my trip to St. Louis, picked my friend Marilyn up at the airport, and did outreach. One young man, James, 19, talked of his continuing struggle for survival.  Marilyn talked of her son being short on work, but her daughter in law makes 100,000.00 a year and the struggle they are having. I find that the problem is that we are never satistified with what is enough,  enough to live day to day. If each of us would be satisfied with what we need, no one would be in need.  And I came home, took a nap, and am preparing to leave. Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

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