Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; (Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9, [10-13];) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
No political ethic without social location
I was emphasizing to parents of confirmands that the young people should be with their families in worship as part of their preparation for membership. “I’m afraid we don’t have time for worship,” one mother told me after the meeting. Her words were soothing and gentle, yet they sounded condescending, as if she were explaining something to a not-very-bright child. “We’ve committed to soccer and cheerleading for my youngest on Sunday mornings. We have a full plate."
We cannot return to a pre-calf existence when the fullness of God could be seen more clearly.