Sunday, March 23, 2008

Remembering The Great Eucatastrophe

Christ is Risen!

Indeed -- the resurrection is the Great Eucatastrophe, when things looked their worst. The Son of God had been murdered and his followers are stumbling around in shock and disbelief (of varying kinds). Had Jesus gambled and lost? What happened to all his talk about the Kingdom of God? As the great sermon phrase goes: It's Friday; but Sunday's coming!

Sunday -- when the grave could no longer hold our Lord and Savior and the course of history was changed -- the great eucatastrophe, indeed!

Well, if his followers (then and now!) actually learned how to hear properly and understand, they would understand that this was all unfolding according to plan. Why do we not hear and understand?

You know me ... The Abbess will say that we are not using our cHesed glasses to good effect.

What? We're talking about hearing, not seeing!

Well, this is what happens to me all the time. If I do not have my glasses on, I do not hear clearly. I can be heard saying, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand what you said -- I don't have my glasses on."

Do you have glasses? Do you find this same phenomenon? I think when my visual acuity is off, then my senses tend to go fuzzy as well. And I think when we are not wearing our cHesed glasses, sometimes we just don't see or understand what is happening around us -- because we are not trying to see what Papa is seeing. When we rely on our own perception of reality, well, things get missed and we get confused.

But let's not run ahead....

So, I'm going to give you the opportunity to read this wonderful post over at WindRumors before I unpack some of its treasures here ... but as The Abbess love both mystery and ambiguity, you can bet that I'll have lots to say. ;^) (HT to Kingdom grace)

Yearning to see life through Papa's eyes.

4 comments:

annette said...

thanks for the link, friend... that was awesome... i kinda remember a conversation in your kitchen when the mystery-thing came up- huh?! i think i needed this!

AbiSomeone said...

If you hang with me, you will run into them mystery-thing alot. :^)

Glad to serve, sister.... ;^)

Janet Woodlock said...

Thanks for the link Abi... I'm itching to read "The Shack" now! What beautiful writing...

AbiSomeone said...

Hello, Janet! Yes, you must read "The Shack" -- has it made it Down Under yet? Paul Young has an amazing gift, doesn't he? I will be interested in your thoughts....