Easter 6 – Year A
We are joyful based on our interpretation of being blessed.
What we see as good stuff – it has arrived. What we see as bad stuff – it has been avoided, rejected, redeemed.
In response to our perspective on events we set up rules and rituals to further our cause of garnering more good and side-stepping the bad.
We even go so far as to set up a god that will steadfastly love us so we can expect to be cared for and protected.
Imagine for a moment that there are folks who make joyful noises who do not automatically claim the reason for their joy is a god. Can this be? Seems so. How does this help us reshape our relationship with whatever god we have grown into?