Lectionary Haiku 21 Feb 2022

The Psalmist’s penitent lament, the ancient and elaborate reconciliation rites of two estranged brothers, and the apostle’s household etiquette reasoning sound strange to our ears. Nevertheless, is Paul dismissive when he concludes, “But if anyone is disposed to be contentious—we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God?”

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Psalm 38

Deep remorse and shame
Dwelt in abject self-pity
Not for healing makes


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Genesis 33:1-17

Two brothers circle
Hide mistrust in politeness
Yet new bonds begin


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1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Old household customs
Bolstered by lame theology –
Now set free through Christ


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Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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