Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Year of the Lord's Favor

New Blog Op: The Year of the Lord's Favor

I was really taken with the ENS publicity around the Investiture suggesting the church consider praying and contemplating with Bishop Schori the texts (Isaiah 25: 1-9, Psalm 98, Ephesians 4:1-16, and Luke 4:14-2) she has selected for her November 4th sermon in the week ahead.

We'll be using them for weekday Eucharists at All Saints Church this week but I felt like I wanted to do something "bigger" -- and got to thinking about a wider pooling of our wisdom ... about all of us reflecting together on what it means -- at this time and place in the life of this church -- to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.

And I wondered it if wouldn't be wonderful to hear from each other ... to not only encourage those who have blogs to reflect on these texts this week but also to create a place where we could link to those blogs AND to receive reflections from "out and about" ...

I'm imagining kind of a cyber-anthology marking this moment in the life of the Episcopal Church and have taken a shot at creating a site to compile it ... The Year of the Lord's Favor ... and an email address to receive submissions.

It's a huge old week for all of us, I know, but it's also a huge old opportunity to focus our prayer and contemplation energy on a common message of peace, justice and liberation.

So I'm running it up the flag pole. Salute if you choose ... and let's see what happens!

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