Sunday, November 04, 2007

Pentecost +24 Sunday – A

Pentecost +24 Sunday – A

Years A
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 or Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 & Amos 5:18-22
Psalm 78:1-7 or Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 & Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13


Wisdom requires decisions made in the moment, in this day. To wait for more information is not as wise as acting on what is now known and adding to what is known as we go along and making appropriate corrections, including recantations, to and of prior decisions.

What do you know of "bridegroom" behavior? How do you then plan and decide about their inconstancy?

What do you know of "bridegroom" forgiveness? How does this change your plans and decisions?

What do you know of "bridegroom" justice and righteous? Does this confirm or change your plans based on what you know about the forgiveness of same?

= = = = = = =

alas for you
who desire the day to come
without having made
the needed decisions of this day

to desire without planning
is driving without
seatbelt or helmet
damn silly

to desire without deciding
is counting chickens
before they are hatched
worthless

no amount of ritual
incantation or sacrifice
will atone for innocent desire
none

plan for extravagant justice
decide for expansive righteousness
for this is saving music to the ear
beautiful

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