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May 6th, 2019 by Rev. Carol Prochaska (Ret)

Reflection: May 5

Scriptures: Revelation 5:11-14 & John 21:1-19

Sermon Title: “Kneeling: A Metaphor for Every Day.”

Rev. Carol Prochaska

Thanks to a space telescope astrophysicists now know that our galaxy is only one of the trillions of galaxies. Experts now think the question isn’t whether there is life elsewhere, but how to find it. So states the March National Geographic. How does one respond to such a revelation? Do we shake our heads in dismay? Do we raise our eyes to marvel at the heavens and an Unseen Creator?  Listen again to these words from Revelation: “Then in my vision, I heard the voices of many angels who surrounded the throne together with the living creatures and the elders. They were numberless, thousands and tens of thousands, and they all cried out …”The Revised Standard Version says that those around the throne numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands singing with a full voice …”  

Is this not science and scripture stretching us? Is this not science and scripture evoking awe and praise?  Surely this is science and scripture summoning us to our knees – metaphorically.

I’m proposing that we think of kneeling as a mindset—a chosen mindset. So kneeling becomes a metaphor for the everyday living of our lives.

Firstly: We choose to kneel so as not to »»

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