Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Exodus 20:1-17

Lent 3 - Year B

Exodus 20:1-17

“I am the G*D who brought you out of the land of Markets.”

From this new beginning we hear about the danger of idols, markets in any form. Their main difficulty is the same as portrayed by this strange G*D - they mix up and confuse jealousy/rejection with steadfast love.

The passage goes on to give other particulars that reveal this same dichotomy in relationship to creation, family, and community.

How easy it is for any little thing to become something for which we are jealous and enter into a zero-sum game to get it or leads us to reject someone or whole groups of someones to protect our own.

How difficult it is to see the larger picture of an expansive and expanding love behind each little thing that pricks our comfort.

Re-imagine each of these insights, sometimes called commandments, in light of your favorite Market. What challenge do they make to your background idol?

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