Year A - Pentecost +12 or Community Practice 12
August 31, 2014
“Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.” Remember Ham, cast away by Noah? Here we have a castaway in a castaway land. What might it be like to be twice exiled?
Like Michael Brown in Ferguson? Like any Palestinian? Like a Trans anywhere?
The difference here is that none of the above or the folks you thought of to add to the list had experience of being fruitful and strong. It wasn’t a case of surface thanks to Joseph before enslaving his descendants. These folks have only known hate and craft used against them.
There is still a promise for everyone that allies will be sent who will assist our coming through the current hell on earth that another prayer might be lived—G*D’s presence come on earth.
In the meantime praise a vision of new relationships not dependent upon mining the poor to resource the rich.