Pentecost +4 - Year B
G*D is sometimes imaged as a slot machine. You puts your money in and, at an acceptable day and time, bounty is heaped upon you.
You may have to put up with a lot of being ignored, but through great afflictions and by great patience, what looks to others as a waste becomes for us the possession of everything.
So, open your heart - your heart where your treasure is - your resources. Feed the slot machine.
We are always in the midst of such a perfect storm that we never think twice about putting our last nickel in. We have cut every other choice but that of random luck to see us through the destruction of our ability to make any choice other than bet on today being an acceptable day for a big payout.
Dear Corinthians and any others listening in - you pays your money and you takes your chances.