Saturday, 31 December 2005

Be Still and Know

A morning prayer New Year's Eve word as I look off into 2006 without seeing very far, as usual.
Be still and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
(Psalm 46:10)

Be still and know despite the disillusionment I feel about Canadian party politics and all the posturing going on as we head for another election which will most likely lead to more of the same. Be still and know despite the Anglican Church of Canada's growing determination to separate itself from the one holy catholic and apostolic church by promoting same-sex marriage. Be still and know despite our enervating mix of unwillingness and inability to talk about our experience of Jesus. Be still and know despite the efforts of bishops like Michael Ingham of New Westminster, Canada, who write things like this:

The next battle will move beyond sexuality to focus on the exclusivity of Christianity and the need to recognize Jesus as a way, but not the only way.

Be still and know anyway because I will be exalted among the nations and in the earth. Alleluia! Amen!