Belief in the incarnation places suffering bodies within the realm of Christian responsibility.
Season after Pentecost | 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; (Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9, [10-13];) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22
My mother died on the winter solstice shortly after her 50th birthday. So I have spent a lot of time thinking about darkness and the return of the light. As I read Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark, I wondered if I had fallen prey to the dualistic paradigm she finds so troubling.
I thought of Russian president Vladimir Putin as I read Isaiah 45. How would he read this text? How would it read to his supporters in Ukraine?