Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunday morning, bright, clear a little chilly and sunny. The sun flowers march along clearing the top of the fence by over a foot. I wonder what it would look like to have a field of them? They are such a vivid color that they seem to make the sun even brighter, as though they are concentrating it.

I miss being able to get out and about to attend Mass and socialize with friends after.

The first reading today is from Jeremiah and tells of how the prophet was lowered into a cistern and then rescued. The responorial psalm is Psalm 40:2,3,4,18. The second reading, Hebrews 12:1-4 has the phrase "a cloud of witnesses" and the Gospel, Luke 12:49-53 has Jesus telling us that he has come to divide not to unite and not to establish peace. This is one of those passages that I have never really understood, since there are certainly other images that evoke the Lord as Peacemaker.

One thing I did see in the image though, was that it seemed appropriate for the current election process that we are going through. So many candidates on both sides! So many issues that truly need our attention and that equally need resolution. Are we the cloud of witnesses or the house divided? Will we unite in time to actually make a difference? We shall see. Not such peaceful thoughts for a so beautiful Sunday morning.

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