Epiphany 5 - Year A
Psalm 112:1-9, (10)
Want to keep your saltiness? To shed light into the darkness still around us?
Verse 5 may be what you are looking for - “It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice.”
The communal and parallel behaviors of sharing and fairness go a long way to keeping steady hearts in the presence of fear producing events such as those who would gnash their teeth at you or otherwise attempt to throw you to lions.
Facing some duress? It’s probably not something you can handle on your own. If it is, it probably isn’t duress? If it is duress, you may want to remember its antidotes: sharing and fairness. These are not short-term cures for anything, but they are long-term health for one and for all.