Mass on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10 A.M. Presider will be Pastor Dick Dahl.
Robert and I will be at a nephew’s wedding–my brother’s son.
This Sunday is a wonderful meditation on the greatness of our God–we speak of God’s omnipresent nature as One, displayed in three persons: Creator, Savior and holy–Spirit. God is beyond gender as we so often talk, but we attempt to name this most powerful, Love-in-Action in terms of gender to have this great Entity closer. God chose to be close to us in the person of Jesus.
For all the centuries that humans have spoken exclusively of this Great Love as male; I have treasured Elizabeth Johnson’s answer these past 20 years to why Jesus came as a man. His message to us all was to be “servants” and Johnson answered, “Women already knew how to be servants, so Jesus’ coming as a male was a direct message to men to do the same!”
And beyond that, this Sunday celebrates that our God is big enough to include us all, female and male and beyond–let us all praise God for this and move ahead living as if we believe that! No more belittling of one gender over another which translates into our world that women “are less than men” and thus can be treated that way. This Sunday does indeed call us to pure praise for a God who made us so unique, so blessed, so capable to face the world sharing our gifts for all.
Peace and love,
- Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9
- 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13
- John 3: 16-18