Environmental Stewardship Commission (MEESC)

Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota

Lectionary Reflection Year C, Proper 11, Psalm

Psalm 15 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? who may abide upon your holy hill? (vs 1)

Reflection on Psalm 15 by the Rev Wanda Copeland

The psalmist asks, "..who may abide on your holy hill?" We are here reminded that many ancient people imagined God dwelling on the high places of the world. Those who lived (abided) on the high places were, thus, closer to God. Yet, we know that YHWH came to dwell among God's people wherever they were. Whether wandering in the desert, settled in a foreign land, or in the promised land, God went with them on their journey. Therefore, wherever they were was holy, was sacred.

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Wanda Copeland is the rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Elk River, MN. Wanda was the second co-chair of the Commission (1996-2001) and Chair of the Episcopal Ecological Network (2001-2004)She originally wrote this reflection in 1998. She and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Wanda, our Webverger or any other MEESC member, or mail them to:
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