Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Psalm 133

Pentecost + 9 - Year A

Psalm 133

How wonderful, beautiful, pleasant, when sisters and brothers get along. Ps 133

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Jn 13:35

How would you put it in today’s environment of conflictual politics?

1 comment:

  1. We're not there yet.

    Remember the Stockholm Syndrome. Kidnapped victims start identifying, getting along with, and even loving their captors.

    So, to borrow a phrase from WW2 when we were also fighting fascism, this is how I would put it: "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition."

    It is NOT wonderful, beautiful, or pleasant to tolerate intolerance. It is not OK to love dysfunction. It is not OK to get along with ideologues.

    And I am not taking any one of the sides represented in the current conflictual politics: this is a death rattle of the way things have happened up to now. The whole two-parties-at-war metaphor has to go. The idea of "winning" elections has to go. We need a whole new emergent stage that incorporates and transcends the hell we are currently living through.

    Tom

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