Monthly Archives: December 2014

Where is Peace? Whither Shalom? Let’s go down to the river…

peace like a river Kevin Shorter via flickr

 

A reflection shared on December 7, 2014 Scripture reference Mark 1:1-8 can be found at http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=49

When we go down to the river to pray
Thinkin’ about them good old days
And who did wear that starry crown?
Good Lord, show us the way

Where is Peace? Whither Shalom?

This morning we were to go down to the river: a bearded man named John, a woman named Linda, a man named Kerry and I along with a few other women and men. It was part of our journey into deeper relationship with the people of this land. We were to be in the hands of an elder, one of the Cowichan people. The people who were here before us. People we know as Coast Salish, and, in this part of their territory, the Cowichan Tribes. Continue reading Where is Peace? Whither Shalom? Let’s go down to the river…

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Be Careful What You Look For

Drriss & Marrionn – Spreading Roots of a Weeping Fig Tree

Oh Be So

Very

Very

Very

Careful

What You

Look For

A reflection shared on Sunday November 30 2014 at Duncan United Church. Scripture references are to Isaiah and Mark readings and can be found at: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=48

“Were You There” sung to the tune of “Were You There” a Spiritual I love to sing, with words that seemed to suit the readings….

Oh Be So Very Careful

Were you there when the heavens opened wide?
Were you there when the mountains rocked and rolled?
Oh sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble
Were you there when the stars began to fall?

Oh tear open the heavens and come down. Let the mountains quake and tremble.

Oh be so very, very, very careful what you look for.

Oh on those days the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light.

On that day the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

On that day the stars will begin to fall.

On that day the Son of Man will send out the Angels.

From the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

From the four winds they will gather his elect.

And he shall come in clouds with great power and glory.

Oh be so very, very, very, careful what you look for.

One day the heavens will burst asunder and the god of our ancestors will pour forth a sound and thunder that will quake the mountains, roil the seas and whip the air to a frenzy. Continue reading Be Careful What You Look For

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