Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Today’s text

Matthew 28:16-20

Meanwhile the eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'


‘Go,’ you say.

So we go. We go to the joyous task of naming the Love who embraces all time and space. We go with anticipation, expecting to feel your mysterious nearness which pervades this and every universe.

We go with laughter, eager to embrace each child of earth. Help us to hold them in the tenderness in which you hold us.

We go to cradle their infants and lay loving hands on their beloved dead, pouring on each the ancient waters that flow from the Eternal Spring of your divine heart.

We go to teach a way our feet have not mastered and never will. We go to speak a wisdom for which we barely have words, for what words can contain you?

We go because you send us beyond where we have been and what we know to a world you love for reasons we can’t understand.

We go in the grace of your presence, which will never leave or forsake us.

So we go.

Pr. David L. Miller

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