Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Year C - Epiphany 3 or Guiding Gift 3
January 24, 2016

There are hooks aplenty here for the institution of institutional authority.

This authority brings weeping to many for it continually claims itself as the center of unity and any standing outside it are as good as exiled and therefore lost.

The antidote available is not more hearing, more interpretation, more praying, more bowing. An available antidote to unified literalism is shared joy. Write this above the doorposts of your life:

Eat! Drink! Be Merry!1
Share these with those hungry, thirsty, hopeless
for this is a wholesome day wherein joy is strength.
1Ecclesiastes 5:18

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