Sunday, July 08, 2007


The reading for today was Lk 10:1-12, and a fine priest from Fordham University decided to preach on how crazy the instructions being given were, especially given the times. Not taking a staff meant you could be eaten by lions or bears. No food or money - well there were no ATMs or Wendys on the roads leading out of Jerusalem. And so on.

I wonder how this would sound today. I mean, I don't think we're supposed to emulate the mission of the 72 quite so literally, but there must be a message in there - radically trusting in God to provide for you, etc. I tried to translate a few lines as a mental exercise:

"Take no MetroCard with you"

but decided it wasn't worth it as the text is quite capable of taking care of itself.


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