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dc.contributor.authorSchuler, Jeanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 442en_US
dc.description.abstractOut of Hiding ||There is life in fallow fields. |Bears hibernate, plants go dormant as the cold comes on. |Trees drop leaves and pass the winter stiff and quiet. |Branches creak but do not rustle until spring. |All kinds of critters burrow side by side. |The earth is crowded with sleepers. |No wonder we too hide out sometimes. |When so much is doubtful, hiding seems like a good idea. Let life occur at a distance. Follow the action from the safety of the bleachers. Settle back onto the couch and watch the screen. Keep those options open. I see through pretence, but hesitate to speak. Decisions get delayed. I have come to watch.|You call our bluff. We aren't the kind of creatures who can lurk for long. What lies hidden comes out, as visible as crabapples. Even when I'm not ready and not certain, my wavering heart breaks into life. Who we are cannot be postponed. We are always going somewhere, even from the couch. We may as well jump up and do it. |Philosophers who condemn us to be free don't get it. We are lured into existing by love. Even when our homes and churches are divided. When we are too angry to listen, too desolate to act. When we huddle with our own kind.|You call us back together. The cup of blessing passes among us. Forgiveness is spoken. This foundation holds only because we cannot lay it ourselves.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, September 11, 2004: 23rd week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorSchuler, Jeanne A.en_US Timeen_US 23en_US
dc.subject.local11 Corinthians 10:14-22en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 116:12-13, 17-18en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 6:43-49en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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