Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23

Pentecost +15 - Year B

Fortunately Proverbs come in parallel statements. This gives a second opportunity to view what is at issue. Using two sources of data can lift a 2-D movie to 3-D and do the equivalent with our imagination.

A good name — partner in creation — is not only a valuable commodity to be traded on, it is a realistic way to look at all our various relationship.

When we are clear about our connection with creation we begin to lose the cultural and tribal distinctions of “rich” and “poor” at home or “us” and “them” anywhere. This perception opens us to connections with justice and generosity in new and helpful ways.

Likewise, beginning with issues of injustice ultimately backfiring and what works, what blesses, is  generosity, we return to where we began — creation itself being on a track of just generosity, generativity of partnership measuring healthy relationships.
our good name
partner of creation
steps apart from injustice
draws near through generosity
refuses to rob or afflict
stands with creators everywhere

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