Volume 2 of Preaching God’s Transforming Justice Year C is being released today. It is a commentary which focuses on the social justice issues within scripture. Here is a short excerpt of my contribution [Proper 13(18)] to this commentary.
The selection of passages for this week reminds us of our temporality here on earth as all the trappings of our privilege—wealth, status, heritage, and prestige—will pass away. When we leave this earth, we certainly cannot take anything with us, which reminds us that all of humanity, both the poor and rich are ultimately the same. We need to be reminded that God’s graciousness falls on everyone. Continue reading