Paul isn’t asking us to avoid the world. But if the form of the world is passing way, the everyday is becoming a step into promise.
Season after Pentecost | 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Genesis 12:1-9; Psalm 33:1-12; (Hosea 5:15 - 6:6; Psalm 50:7-15;) Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
I'm thinking about Psalm 33. It's a good one. It begins with music and ends with this reminder that princes and horses are not actually running the show. I know. I was surprised as well. Some days it might feel that way, mind you, but it's not really the way things are. I always want question that kind of logic...ontology again. If Congress reinstates the draft then they are running the show. There is this thing called "power" and some people have more than others in some contexts. How does an ontological theo-philosophical argument slow down Congress or what have you?
Monastic vows sound familiar to anyone who's been to a wedding. In both marriage and celibacy, we promise to be faithful.
God is concerned with the health of women. God cares about teenagers who end up in a lifetime of poverty. Jesus healed the bleeding woman 2,000 years ago, and I think if he walked the streets today, he just might hand her a packet of pink pills.
At American synagogues, Israeli settlement leader Ron Nachman gets a lot of questions. At churches he gets big checks.