Tradition is long human memory set, not in stone, but in human interaction. Without this active memory, the bonds of relationship and affection fray and fall apart. Communities dissolve as surely as neglected buildings do. After participating in events, celebrations, and even small rituals, we remark about how good it is to gather and remember.
Today's readings remind us of foundations laid deeper than the human will to relate. Today we hear about God's will to relate to us - to be our God as we are called to be God's own beloved people.
Today in three readings and three ways we remember the covenant bonds that create us as a people and the obligation and responsibility that express the innermost attitude of soul. You are mine. I am yours. These are God's words that created a people as surely as "Let there be light" words that created the sun and moon and all the stars.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Greg Esty
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