In two pages, you go from a simple devotional habit to being sucked into the vortex of global power plays. You must be reading Brueggemann.
Season after Pentecost | 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; (1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Psalm 16;) Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Looks like Jesus the Homeless is coming to Chicago. Erica Demarest reports that the local Catholic Charities office plans to put up one of Timothy Schmalz's sculptures—which depict an unkempt Jesus, with stigmata, sleeping on a park bench—this spring. Weekend Edition did a segment Sunday on the sculpture at St. Alban's Episcopal in Davidson, North Carolina. Apparently some locals aren't fans.
Growing up, I watched Saturday morning television cartoons in which a character was making a decision. On one shoulder an angel hovered, saying, "Do the right thing!" But on the other shoulder perched a devil urging the character to do the wrong thing. You already know what happened: as the angel looked increasingly anxious, the cartoon character chose to do the wrong thing. Paul's Galatians didn't watch TV cartoons, but they probably had a similar model of decision making.