Friday, July 27, 2012

Meditation for 2 Samuel 11: 1 – 15 and John 6: 1 – 21

Today’s readings ruffled my feathers. I found it hard not to see similarities to those killed to cover-up David’s having impregnated Bathsheba. How like the peccadillos and cover-ups of modern-day politicians. Today’s gospel shows us Jesus doing what he did present in the reading from Samuel: David orders Uriah into battle, where he will be best, taking care of the poor and hungry. It’s odd these days, when our politics are dominated by so-called Christians, that the poor and hungry are forgotten. Instead of the hungry being fed, the wealthy benefit with tax cuts while programs that might help the poor and hungry are cut. The same politicians who proclaim their superiority as Christians conveniently forget that Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves, to feed the hungry. What happened to "Go and do likewise” or even WWJD?