Christians didn’t baptize Aldo Leopold’s land ethic after the fact. They got there years before his work.
Season after Pentecost | 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Amos 7:7-15 (Psalm 85:8-13); Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 | Semi-continuous first reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 (Psalm 24)
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.
In this life, sanctification is gradual and difficult. Why would it be different in the life to come?