Lectionary Reflection for May 20, 2012 (Seventh Sunday of Easter)

Tim Schmucker, MCC Ottawa Office Public Engagement Coordinator, reflects on the latest lectionary passages and the divisions we often make between “us” and “them.”

This week’s lectionary passages are replete with what appear to be stark contrasts between “us” and “them”, and as such deserve careful consideration.

“Happy are those whose … delight is in the law of the Lord.”

Thus begins the book of Psalms – with a burst of joy and rejoicing in the Law. Really? The Law? The Old Testament Law is often viewed as obscure, never-ending rules through which salvation could barely be gained, if at all.

Read the entire reflection here.

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