Lectionary Haiku 16 Feb 2022

A short background on each of the day’s three texts might help.

Psalm 120 is repeated yet again, yet this song of lament by a leader caught up in nefarious slander against him offers several points of connection.

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Sticks and stones don’t break
Bones made of iron and steel
But, dear God, they sting!

Jeremiah 22:11-17 reveals karma for corrupt leaders whose self-indulgence and neglect of just governance leads to an inevitable downfall. – in this case the historic exile of Judah to Babylon.

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The spoils of office
A chance for graft or just rule
O which will it be?

Luke 11:37-52 is from the gospel that promotes mature service – something alien to the religious leaders that Jesus is critiquing here.

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Scribes and Pharisees
Peering over my shoulder
Get lost! I am free!

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Okay Boomer - that I am. But not one of them know-it-all ones! Still learning that the more I know, the more I have yet to learn. What I do know, however, I know well.

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