Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Judges 4:1-7

Pentecost + 22 - Year A

Judges 4:1-7

Ai yi yi! Oi! Gevalt! Again evil? What chutzpah. Meh keyn brechen!

Today’s Palm Tree Deborah - where are you?

Barak? Who? The doubter requiring Deborah’s presence and later elevated to the rank of ever-so-faithful by the writer of Hebrews - this Barak who could be you or I or me or them?

In seven verses “the Lord” discards the Israelites and picks them to win. Hard to keep your head from spinning. What does being thrown into outer darkness mean in light of an equal and opposite rotation of forgiveness? It’s enough to pause yin and yang.

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