December 09, 2011
As protestors camp out in city parks across the nation over the last few months, the word “occupation” has dominated the media. Here in Denver, the Occupy movement is particularly vibrant, with many of the members of the House for All Sinners and Saints community participating, distributing supplies to protestors and homeless persons alike. For these folks, “occupation” is merely an extension of their sense of the prophetic aspects of their “vocation.”
What if the church learned from the Occupiers how to re-occupy and re-claim our own space, the space of God? What if, by observing the revolution on the streets, we also learned how to embrace the revolution we already have, the revolution of grace upon the human heart? What if, in renouncing the quick fix, the easy answer, and the jam-packed schedule, we as a church discovered again for the first time the song, the grand vocational fugue, God is singing through us to a tired and over-taxed world?