Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18

Year A - Epiphany 7 or Guiding Gift 7
February 23, 2014

And the connection between “wholeness” (perfection) and “holiness” is what?

Again note how this wholly holy is connected to the common good.

Leviticus is very much a tribal book that lays out the boundaries of this particular tribe. It will be necessary to continue pressing our tribal nature to expand past our self-imposed limits of care. What does it mean to not demean anyone into a position where it is alright to steal from them or for them to steal to live? What does it mean to not slander another tribe in toto or in part (think here of Native Mascots)? What does it mean to not take vengeance upon an enemy or a tribal neighbor?

This is not just an individual morality, this is deep work of nurturing seeds found in a ground of all being that they might be for themselves, others, and next generations.

Here is holiness—love your neighbor as yourself.


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