To quote Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 1, “There is a time for every purpose under heaven.” So now it’s time for a Layperson Lecture! I’m Constance McEntee, seminary drop-out and the Idiot Before G0D.
The scripture selections for Sunday, 23 February 2020, come from LectionaryPage.net, and they suggested 2 different Psalms for today.
EXODUS 24:12-18 describes Moses going to receive the Law from G0D.
PSALM 2 reads like a warning to political leaders to avoid being too proud. Which ties into PSALM 99 proclaiming G0D as The Authority.
2 PETER 1:16-21 seems to show yet more support for Unverified Personal Gnosis in this epistle reading.
The Gospel according to Saint MATTHEW 17:1-9 also seems to support Unverified Personal Gnosis, as Christ tells his followers to not talk about this vision until after it can no longer be verified.
My CONCLUSION after reading and reflecting on these readings is that we should use our own abilities to discern what G0D wants of us in this world, for this world. But, we should avoid being too proud in our own abilities.
And so, I offer this BENEDICTION: be open to the revealed blessings of the Lover, the Beloved, and the Love Overflowing.
Amen, and go with G0D.