Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Lent 6 - Year B

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of “the Lord”. In the name of kindness? In the name of mercy? In the name of a questioner? In the name of settled knowledge? In the name of my understanding?

An old song posits that Jesus loves Mrs. Robinson more than she will ever know? Does the same go for any arbitrary acquaintance? Does the same go for aliens and enemies? Is blessedness more universal and unifying than we are willing to admit? Might blessedness be unlimited by any divine or secular authority because it comes with the circumstance of life?

While thankful that I have caught a next layer of meaning, can I be thankful for others whose current understanding of the value of life is so limited that they think it can be given or taken by them? Is there any hope for them or for a relationship that would include them?

Perhaps it is sufficient to simply be thankful for a constant background radiation of inherent blessedness and on-going thankfulness.

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