Monday, February 23, 2009

Daily Office Reflection: Beginnings and Endings

Psalms: 25 * 9, 15; Deuteronomy 6:10-15; Hebrews 1:1-14; John 1:1-18

We are at the end of the Epiphany Season this week: only today and tomorrow before we leap into Lent on Ash Wednesday. I find it interesting that we are given the Prologue of John's Gospel for us today, the beginning of John's great love story of Jesus, here at the end of the "A-Ha" season. That is how I think of the Epiphany Season - a series of a-ha moments in our readings, all giving us things to think about and reflect upon and explore during Lent. So as we wind down in Epiphany and wind ourselves up (or gird our loins) for the seemingly long Lenten Season, perhaps remembering this poetic beginning of the fourth Gospel will assist in reflecting on these Epiphany moments we have been dwelling on, these A-ha moments to help us reconcile our own humanness to:
  From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace, and
  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.


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