Monday, May 31, 2010

Luke 7:11-17

Pentecost +2 - Year C

Luke 7:11-17

Jesus' compassion was short-term practical and long-term status quo.

Justice/compassion for one was not translated into justice/compassion for all. And the imponderable is whether this is from Jesus or the Church.

One young man rose to care for one lone widow.

For this Jesus was seen as a great prophet.

This same Jesus has been heard to say that those who came later would do more than he evidenced.

Well, the needs of many "widowed", physically and religiously, still are present and need attending. Proceeding one-by-one won't suffice. This is going to take a common-unity approach.

Imagine how far this news would spread - not just a lottery-lucky widow, but all "widows" will be care for - beyond blood lineage, beyond class, beyond status, beyond religious obligation.

Now G*D has not just looked favorably upon the poor or had a preferred option for the poor, but G*D is literally with the poor and the poor with G*D - so both "poor" and "G*D" are redefined.

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