Monday, June 9, 2008

Reading Ahead -- Pentecost 5

This week's reading from Genesis is about Abraham and Sarah's visit from three strangers. They come to Abraham's tent under the oak at Mamre, he feeds them, and they tell him they will return in one year and his wife Sarah will have a son.

This famous icon, after the one by the Russion iconographer Rublev, pictures the three visitors as the Holy Trinity, gathered in community around a table. When you ponder this image, what does it say to you about the nature of God? What do you feel about God as you consider the icon? How does it mirror your own experience of God as relationship, as conversation, as concern?

If you click on the image, it will appear in a separate window, larger and easier to view. Spend some time in contemplation of this icon, and see what windows to God are opened to you.

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