Reverence A lost art A lost commodity defining the experience of the tribe of Joseph
Joseph man of confidence, integrity and resilience standing in the face of popular judgement and righteous indignation at his moral courage. Invisible witness? Passive participant? Illusive and invisible? Hardly. For we know that it is those of distinction with the courage to act while others speak who change the course of history. It is not merely the notable record-holders on whose shoulders we stand
It is the men of the tribe of Joseph Those who know the anguish of standing against the politic in lieu of the need to stand your ground. Those who know what it means to reverence -- to define the future by honoring what you know deep inside your gut is the only right answer. To give honor to the one you have pledged to love -- which doesn't mean tolerance.. To reverence is to see God's action in the other and to be the one who honors the space in another where God's action thrives with the care of another.
Joseph Man of Vision Knowing scarcity he lived from abundance Knowing social rejection he created community Knowing the cost he acted with fierce intention Knowing the options he chose reverence Knowing ... he chose love