Why does Paul resort to both shame and pride to raise money for the Jerusalem church?
Season after Pentecost | 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 or Lamentations 3:23-33 (Psalm 30); 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 | Semi-continuous first reading: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 (Psalm 130)
"The past is not over,” said Odessa Woolfolk of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Speaking to my divinity school class, Woolfolk spoke of systems that continue to oppress and seriously limit access to resources that are basic to any human being. With slavery a thing of the past, with segregation banned, with the right to vote for everyone, what is the problem? It is access.
by Bill O’BrienJune 14, 2003