Why would Psalms and Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian pop into my head?
Season after Pentecost | 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137; (Habakkuk 1:1-4 and 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-9;) 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10
America is living stormy Monday while the pulpit is preaching happy Sunday. Can we recover a blues sensibility?
Our texts du jour include passages from Lamentations and Habakkuk that lament or anticipate the desolation of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. What’s it like when calamity or God’s judgment leaves the land, the houses or the people desolate?