Jul 3, 2013

Call to Worship: Colossians 1: 15

Here’s an amazing take on Colossians 1:15 from Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire by Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh.  It was posted on Jonny Baker’s Worship Tricks website.

Call to Worship
(inspired by Colossians 1: 15)

In an image-saturated world

a world of ubiquitous corporate logos
permeating your consciousness

a world of dehydrated and captive imaginations
in which we are too numbed, satiated and co-opted
to be able to dream of life otherwise

a world in which the empire of global economic affluence
has achieved the monopoly of our imaginations

in this world
Christ is the image of the invisible God

in this world
driven by images with a vengeance
Christ is the image par excellence
the image above all other images
the image that is not a facade
the image that is not trying to sell you anything
the image that refuses to co-opt you

Christ is the image of the invisible God

the image of God
a flesh and blood
here and now
in time and history
with joys and sorrows
image of who God is

the image of God
a flesh and blood
here and now
in time and history
with joys and sorrows
image of who we are called to be

image-bearers of this God

~ excerpted from targum 2: subversive peotry in a postmodern world col 1:15-20, published in Colossians Remixed: Subverting The Empire by Sylvia C. Keesmaat and Brian J. Walsh.  Posted on Jonny Baker’s Worship Tricks website. http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/worship_tricks/wt82.html