This is fabulous on the meaning of repentance being to enlarge our lives, to do what is ours to do.
As I reflected on today’s gospel (Luke 13:1-9) and prepared this sermon I thought about the Russian war on Ukraine, the six million covid deaths worldwide, the collision between a pick up truck and a van that killed nine last Tuesday, the death of my son and other tragedies in my life.
Not much has changed since the time of Jesus. Tyrants are still acting, towers are still falling, and tragedies are still happening.
For me, those kind of events continue to raise questions about God, fairness, and mortality.
- They challenge my beliefs, hopes, and illusions that there is some all-knowing, all powerful, Big Other, Magical Other, out there who, if I just believe, pray, and behave rightly, will make sure none of that happens to me or those I care about.
- They contradict my notions of fairness and that you…
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