Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Exodus 20:1-17

Lent 3 - Year B

Exodus 20:1-17

Today's appended quote from Wordsmith triggered thoughts about fulfilling previous understandings by recasting them: "All men -- whether they go by the name of Americans or Russians or Chinese or British or Malayans or Indians or Africans -- have obligations to one another that transcend their obligations to their sovereign societies." -Norman Cousins, author, editor, journalist and professor (1915-1990).

If we expand the nationalities named to religious groupings - what are the obligations we have to one another that transcends our obligation to our own perspective, our own "decalogue"? Regardless of where we come out in that balance, simply raising this question honors the progressive nature of life.

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