Lent 1 - Year B
“All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,....” That may be enough to be said. Then wherever steadfast love and faithfulness are evident might be claimed as being of G*D. This would be a G*D for all.
But we so often go on one step too far and claim that the only true steadfast love and faithfulness is that which reflects those in a position of privilege and power. Here steadfast love and faithfulness are “for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.” This is understood as followers of a particular manifestation of G*D in historical, societal, and theological contexts. It is not for others, they are defined out.
And so a Lenten question comes: to what “O Lord” or “my God” are you entrusting your soul, your life? If Sundays in Lent are moments of Easter, was Jesus raised only for those who could articulate an allegiance to him or for all to see becoming G*D, steadfast in love and faithful, as a worthy goal?