A few weeks ago I had a homeless woman show up at church, literally in the church, crouched over the kneelers, banging her fist on them, crying. When I approached her she looked up at me and said, “I just want to pray.” And then a little later, after I gave her water and food, she looked up at the cross above the altar and asked me, “Will God show up?”
It’s a good thing, I suppose that she asked me that question, will God show up. Because if she had asked me “when will God show up?” Or “how will God show up?” I wouldn’t have had as confident of an answer. But, to the question, “Will God show up?”, I can confidently say “Yes. ”
So somehow in the context of my homily for Sunday, as I reflect on Isaiah (God helps me), James (we all make mistakes, but do we learn?), and Mark (get behind me Satan, Peter), I’m going to reflect on God showing up. Because God does show up. Maybe not when, or how we want. But God comes.
What are you reflecting on? Are you with the RCL or pondering the Call of Abraham in NL? Scroll back to this blog from Tuesday if you’re looking for more discussion on either of these.
I’m here for the Preacher Party, so pull up a chair, grab a mug, and lets see where we go. I have plenty of coffee and tea, and chocolate….
The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a parish in Dearborn, Michigan. She’s been a member of RevGalBlogPals since 2006 and blogs at Seeking Authentic Voice
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