Love at the pointy end of betrayal
If you’ve ever found yourself on the pointy end of betrayal, I bet you’d tell a story of someone you loved. Or love still. So it is with God and God’s people – at the time of the prophet Hosea and now. How can we ever come back from the ways in which we have betrayed our beloveds (especially our children and their futures), God’s beloveds (everyone and all creation), especially when we are motivated by the best of intentions? Can we trust that God’s most decisive motive toward us is impenetrable love?
Megan M Ramer
Narrative Lectionary – Year 2
- The Queer Bible Commentary, Eds. Deryn Guest, Robert E Goss, Mona West, Thomas Bohache, 451.
- Marty Haugen, Holden Evening Prayer (1986).
- Greta Thunberg, UN Climate Action Summit (2019), www.npr.org/2019/09/23/763452863/transcript-greta-thunbergs-speech-at-the-u-n-climate-action-summit
- Naomi Wadler, March for our Lives (2018), https://amysmartgirls.com/read-naomi-wadlers-11-yrs-full-speech-from-march-for-our-lives-dc-e729940f30be
- Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance (2018).
- Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets (1962), 47-48.
- Photo by Rene Bernal on Unsplash.
- Text of sermon available here.