God dwells. God’s Love dwells. God has moved into our neighborhood, and God will stay.
Our Psalm calls us to cultivate spaces, and to be people together who are safe, who help each other be fully ourselves, who welcome those around us to be fully themselves, as well. That is how we all find rest.
On any given day, we can be hard-hearted or shallow or distracted — or productive — to various degrees.
God calls to us. God’s Holiness — God’s Otherness — calls us in, creating not distance, but closeness, connection, relationship. Image: “Trinity in Dark Tones (Genesis 18)” by Alek Rapoport, 1994.
Hospitality is how we put Love into action. It is opening ourselves to the other. And, hospitality leads to call, because it is in the opening-up that we hear, that we notice, that our eyes are opened to need.
One of the things that is most intriguing, most exciting, and most important about the Trinity is the idea of participation. We are invited to participate.
What does it mean that Jesus took responsibility for his neighbors, not giving in to the rule of scarcity but showing us that there is abundance? There is enough.
God clothes us in garments of salvation and robes of righteousness, but sometimes those clothes are too big. We need time to grow into them.
What is it that comforts the psalmist and us? A rod and a staff. A big stick. Tools used to prod and to push.