Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 The ark is wherever people come together because this is a stormy world where nothing
stays put for long among the crazy waves and where at the end of every voyage there is a
burial at sea. The ark is where, just because it is such a world, we really need each other
and know very well that we do. The ark is wherever human beings come together because
in their heart of hearts all of them ... dream the same dream, which is a dream of peace --
peace between the nations, between the races, between the brothers -- and thus ultimately
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I have just recently returned from an out-of-town trip, and as I read our selected passages for this week, I find myself reminded of the days leading up to that trip. With a few exceptions, most of the traveling that you and I do is known in advance and planned. And therefore the days leading up to our departure are filled with deliberate preparations.
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2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 In an economy like ours that values flexibility, experience and loyalty matter less and less (Alan Wolfe, Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in World of Choice, pp.23ff .). The loyalty to legacy is what this story of Elijah and Elisha’s loyalty to the former’s prophetic legacy is all about.
Faith involves this kind of loyalty to roots. What Pope Paul VI once said about the liturgy could be applied to Christian life in general:
I think that we are in a battle for the soul of the church. I'm not just talking about my Presbyterian denomination, although it certainly has its problems. I'm suggesting that we are in a battle for the soul of the whole church in our time.