We tend to think biology matters, and matters very much—except when we don’t.
Season after Pentecost | 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; (Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13;) Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29
The Dakota Access pipeline poses a threat to indigenous people. Their resistance poses tough questions for all of us.
Perhaps there is a connection we shouldn't miss between David's dancing with all his might--uninhibited, unclad, unaware of disapproval--and the generosity with which he blesses and distributes food to all the people. Both are extravagant gestures that turn love into action, withholding nothing.
I like Mark’s frequent mention of how people felt. In this week’s text, Herod is greatly perplexed about John the Baptist.