Oct 04, 2020 |
A New Way of Living| The Rev. Philip DeVaul
A New Way of Living
"...it turns them violent and their violence is turned towards God. But that violence comes from that sense that God is getting in the way of their lives. That belonged to them, on their terms and in their ways. Their insistence, their radical insistence, that their life belongs only to them and their property belongs only to them and the world belongs just to them and will be made in their image turns them so violent and makes them so blind that when Jesus himself shows up, when the son of God, and in the parable the son of the vineyard owner, shows up they kill him. We don't even recognize God when God is in our midst because we're too busy protecting ourselves and our things and our identities and our sense of the way things are supposed to be."