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Practicing Resurrection I

During Ordinary Time this summer, my congregation is taking a point of departure from Wendell Berry and crafting worship around “practicing resurrection.” We are looking to the created world to see what speaks to us of God’s beauty, power, justice and grace.

Here is the first of several six-word stories* from my own backyard that aim to capture Berry’s provocative idea.

Six-Word-Story Bluebirds

This spring the first set of bluebird eggs didn’t hatch. The nesting pair simply built a new nest enfolding their losses. Practicing resurrection calls for a profound kind of hope that takes our losses into the next new moment of life.

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* I adopted this format from Six Word Story Everyday. Contributors to that project offer pictures worth a lot of words, but they only use six to tell each story.

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