Bishop’s Meditation 12/28/20

Bishop’s Meditation 12/28/20

A Meditation for the First Monday after Christmas 2020

Fiber Sculpture Nativity by Bishop Susan Goff

It is good to be human.
It is good to be a creature.
It is good to have a body.
 
God said so, decisively,
   when the Divine became human,
   when the Creator became a creature,
   when God lived on earth in a body.
 
From the deepest depths of Love,
   the Infinite chose limitations,
   the Omnipotent chose weakness,
   the Immortal chose mortality.
 
God so honored us, showing that it is
   good to be human,
   good to be a creature,
   good to have a body.
 
So we honor God
by honoring bodies — ours and others’ —
   by keeping distance and wearing masks,
   and being inoculated as soon
     as the vaccine is available to us,
   and continuing to build community
     without being together in person,
All for the time being.
 
All because
It is good to be human.
It is good to be a creature.
It is good to have a body.
 
God said so. Decisively.
And to God’s Yes, we say
   a resounding,
   once and for all time,
   Glory, Hallelujah,
   in excelsis Deo,
   love unlocking,
   terror-blocking
   jingle bell rocking
     YES!!
 
 
Art: from a Fiber Sculpture Nativity
By Susan E. Goff 2008
 
For Christ For This Time For All Time