Thursday, December 11, 2014

Third Thursday of Advent (2014 Year B)

Today's Readings

Food Not Bombs
Today I found meaning in the first part of  Habakkuk 2:5
Moreover, wealth is treacherous;
    the arrogant do not endure
Maybe this is wishful thinking, because there are certainly plenty of wealthy, powerful arrogant individuals, companies, and communities out there and it would be nice to see them lose power for a more egalitarian system where everyone's basic needs can be met.

On the other hand, I know I can get caught in the treachery of wealth or wanting wealth as well as be arrogant and thoughtless. (Or just arrogant.) So it is a good reminder as well.

(Some manuscripts say "wine is treacherous" BTW.)

Image - Food not Bombs!, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved December 11, 2014]. Original source:

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