Monday of the Third Week of Lent
March 16, 2020
Today, in Mercy, our readings are about prophets and miracles, brought to us by Elisha and Jesus.
The core of the readings is this: some of us want the prophets’ miracles, but we don’t want their challenge to live in God’s freedom. We want their cures, only to return to lifestyles that make us spiritually sick or imprisoned.
Wanting to write about these themes, I decided to check with my favorite Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann to see if he had any wisdom on the story of Naaman.
Well, Walter certainly did…. something so good and wise that I won’t water it down with my own words. The link is below. It’s a little long, but so worth your reading and meditation. I hope you’ll take the time.
Music: some instrumental music to listen to while you’re reading🙏😇