Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Psalm 1

Easter 7 - Year B

Delight in law is not in its minutiae and restrictions, but in opening possibilities to a larger future. At stake here is not law qua law, but an ability to engage the experiences of life and learn. [Note: The usual translation of “law” is better understood as “instruction” or “opportunity for learning”.]

Delight is having a source of sustenance and refreshment as well as a result in participating in the future through fruit able to reproduce. Image yourself as a tree – what does that entail and are those universal needs that need protecting wherever law becomes restrictive and discriminatory.

This delight in learning and growing, experiencing and passing on, are available whether we walk, stand, or sit. No matter our current state of affairs, blessedness is available.

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