A runner is stranded on base, in a far country, unable to get home on his own. The batter bunts, aiming to obey the manager.
Lent | Third Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
Several months ago, I was invited by a journal to reflect on the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech 50 years later. Two months after that article was published, I was asked to give a brief talk on the civil rights movement and how it impacted me as its events unfolded. In both cases, I was asked to discuss the divisiveness that was addressed in the civil rights movement—and I could not help but reflect upon the divisiveness that bedevils much of American social and political life today.