We seem to always want something—anything—to happen. This has implications for the life of prayer.
Season after Pentecost | 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; (Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8;) Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28
Did Moses influence the founding of the United States? This historical question has generated controversy in Texas, where politicians, historians, and educators have recently debated whether Moses should be listed as an American founder in new social studies textbooks. It all began in 2010, when the Texas State Board of Education said that students needed to "identify the individuals whose principles of laws and government institutions informed the American founding documents, including those of Moses.”
As I read the headline yesterday, my heart began to pound and my throat closed up: “School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons.” This was a good story—ultimately a hopeful one—but all I could see was “school” and “gunman."