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15th Oct. 2017 - 28th Sunday of the Year

posted 14 Oct 2017, 11:25 by Veronica Yarwood



Invitation, invitation, invitation and it is all

invitation. We are an invited people. We are

invited to life and the larger life in every

breathing moment.


Rich with every richness, and fine with every

refinement, is the life into which we are being

called, which the Lord would have us experience

even now.


Rejoicing, life and laughter, exaltation and

salvation must be the qualities of this larger

living. In the words of the prophet we glimpse

the "now" to which we are invited. It is an

eye-hath-not-seen-vision. It is an ear-hath-not‑

heard communication. It is an it-has-not‑

entered-the-heart-of-man condition. This is

where we are.


Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, saint

and sinner, this is us. Abundance, refreshment,

repose and restoration, kindness and goodness,

eternal homecoming, it is all ours from the heart

of our being who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Have we received the invitation? Are we

receiving the invitation loud and clear? Do we

accept wholeheartedly?

Acceptance is immersion in reality, in the real

self and the spiritual self which we dress in

forms of flesh and blood. It is at this level and

depth that we experience all freedom, joy, peace

and beauty.


Acceptance of the Lord's invitation to life and

the larger life takes courage. It is walking on

water. It is letting go all the supports we

normally depend on, persons, places and things,

barns full of things!


But when we let go then we really do know that

"The Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I shall want."

Ps. 22.


Then living and dying and rising again becomes

the pattern of our days. It is always the next

dance and it is the Lord's dance. And we are

invited to come dressed for dancing.