Pentecost +7 - Year C
Turning sackcloth to joy is primarily a question of meaning. Is there as significant a meaning to being an advance scout as there is for the conquering heroine? Are these placed on a hierarchical spectrum or part of a connected community.
No matter what perspective one chooses to use, when later gazed on by the gift of hindsight we are able to see how all these various roles begin to balance out and that can then change our expectations about today and tomorrow.
To say “We shall not be moved” is an avowal that can be made by anyone who pays attention to a movement toward wholeness, G*D with Creati*n/Neighb*r being one large model of this. Wherever we might find ourselves on the journey or spectrum from a particular datum to an unitive experience, a new understanding of “prosperity” is available far beyond the merely economic.