Pentecost +8 – Year A
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
I not only like it when things go as I expect, I demand that they do. Elseways I am not able to keep my entitlement quotient where I am comfortable.
Outcomes be hanged, I am only interested in having intentions with plausible deniability. This keeps my ability to demand in good shape from having been exercised so much.
So let us give thanks for all those times when everyone is wrong in their anticipation of being justified. There is an opening here giving hope that we might yet rest from living out of speculation and appreciate actual deeds all the more.
When not trapped in our own speculative expectation, or those of others, we find a reenergizing that comes with dropping that huge burden.
The burden of expectation is not easily identifiable as either being present or a burden. It is simply the water in which we swim. One way of looking at how Jesus was able to be so connected with G*D is his ability to not get caught in the usual expectations with which our cultures surround us. Be freed from expectations and vision is cleared to be able experience the presence of G*D.