Pentecost +13 - Year C
For a simply ecstatic starting point of cry after cry of “Let it be!” some expectations of being began to emerge from their interactions: Justice/Righteousness.
When what is experienced is bloodshed and a cry of anguish, something is wrong and needs to be set aright. Here the first response (like the first stage of grief, is denial — “Let it not be!”
Of course that is not a response that settles anything.
In the midst of vineyards invading a land of milk and honey, previous bloodshed and cries of anguish had arisen from the previous tennants. Now, instead of overrunning others we are running headlong into one another. Another model is needed.
What might be added to basic justice/righteousness to extend it? Mercy/Forgiveness?