Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a

Year B - Pentecost +10 or Energy to Witness 10
August 2, 2015

The story of the rich and poor is one that has held true since the beginning. This is a story of power and privilege, a tale of prince and pauper. For the sake of living by a communal norm (hospitality) without inconvenience or participation, we break another communal norm (care for family) by stealing from someone else.

In our day this dynamic is most evident by corporations regarding profits and labor. For the sake of one constituency (shareholders) we diminish another constituency (community laborers).

When we have so much, where is the continuing drive for that one desire too far? Whatever the mechanism, an unsheathed sword or unregulated profit, that which allows our gain will become our stumbling stone. From within our own house or justification scheme will arise a force and rebellion against us.

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