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Imagining the Lectionary: tears of exile  (proper 23C / Ordinary 28C)

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Reflection accompanying image Tears of exile - reeds and raindrops

The Lectionary readings continue to take us ever deeper into the experience of Exile. Here we see Faith in God being tested to the uttermost in a perfect storm of sadness, sorrow, grief and loss. And there is no end in sight. Will the storm pass? Soaked through and deluged, God's people wonder whether they will ever be dry again.




These texts speak right into the heart of what it is to be human. Tears of exile span the millennia and we find ourselves standing on the same soggy ground of life. This is how it is. ....




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