Monday, September 03, 2007

Pentecost +15 Sunday – B

Pentecost +15 Sunday – B

Years B
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 or Isaiah 35:4-7a
Psalm 125 or Psalm 146
James 2:1-17
Mark 7:24-37

Raise a glass, "The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all."

May your heart be strong, not just from the drink, but in appreciation of a presence of G*D that sets you free to no longer judge rich and poor, but to live justice attempted and completed.

This open-eyed justice does away with acts of favoritism, in any direction, as we recognize our neighbor as ourself. This communal approach leads to mercy received, given, and shared. Such faith is practical, beyond cant.

= = = = = = =

be opened woman from afar
be opened Jesus so near
be opened ye deaf
be opened you onlookers
be opened scoffers and praisers

let us shape one another
in G*D's image
beyond hierarchy
beyond favoritism
beyond simply beyond

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