A man stumbled into church drunk and bleeding from his hand. "I have hepatitis C," he said. I remembered this as I read Richard Beck's book Unclean.
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
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.
As we talked about the story, and as the excitement of the congregation grew more and more palpable, I imagined children playing in heaps of seeds, tossing them into the air.
by Timothy BealFebruary 17, 2011