Paying Attention 101: The Learning Tree
Scripture: Mark 13:28-31 (NRSV)
Martin Luther said, “God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” Well this week Jesus and a fig tree are preaching and teaching us. The name of their class is “Paying Attention 101.” Just as we can read nature’s signs with training and extra attention, so we can read the signs of the times and the spirit of the age. You just have to take the time to notice. You can miss it if you’re not careful. You can read too much into signs as well. Prayer and reflection are necessary. This spiritual practice and art involves multi-tasking, walking and chewing gum at the same time. Discernment entails using both your HS Detector (Holy Spirit Detector) and your BS Detector. Beholding the world with both love and a filter, simultaneously. Step out on a limb and join us for a tree leaf reading session together with Jesus!
Sermon Art: “The Fig Tree” by Paul Klee, 1929 (fair use)
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