Friday, July 9, 2010

Pentecost 7c - Conclusion

Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25:1-10; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37
I sometimes get a Word doc that was created in Word 2010 and since I’m running an older version the file has to be converted, not a big deal, although my pc also points out that some of the more nifty features might not work because I’m living in the past. The first two lessons for Pentecost 7c have to be converted by the Gospel, no pun intended. The irony is that while the lawyer appears to pass the neighbor test, Jesus and his Samaritan story would be condemned on more than one count by Deuteronomy, a book that holds racial purity as necessary for the bountiful blessings promised by the book. The psalmist would no doubt label Jesus a sinner whose rebellious ways by breaking the Sabbath laws call for instruction in God pleasing piety. But Jesus points to a new reality that has been of old and all the nifty features follow, for God’s heart has always been to rescue humans from the darkness of their own design and transfer them to reign of light and love.

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