Tuesday, June 05, 2012

1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)


Pentecost +2 - Year B


Jesus, you are doing it wrong. Samuel, you are doing it wrong. ______ (your name here), you are doing it wrong.

In all times and all places, you will be accused of doing it wrong, of being crazy.

This is a test. You might be crazy and doing it wrong. You might be the only sane voice in a hubbub of same-think.

There is no sure-fire guarantee that you are simply off-base or on-target. In this uncertainty, consider how the world would be different if we don’t follow the temptation to uniformity and empire. To follow in this direction is about as close as we can come to testing our participation in creation’s growth.

Today is election day in a gubernatorial recall election. We will see what the people of Wisconsin will advocate for - power and riches over common-wealth (Saul) or people banding together to care for themselves and one another (alternative family members).

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