2015.07.27: where oh where?

Reflection for Cycle B readings of Monday of 17th Week of Ordinary Time:
Reading 1 Ex 32:15-24, 30-34
Gospel Mt 13:31-35


where oh where are you, Lord?
2000 years after your appearance
the mustard seeds aren’t planted
the birds of the field wander far
the yeast is kept from the flour
we eat unleavened journey bread
and are still wandering in the desert
far from home we worship gold and war

are we in the time of Moses?
are we in the time of Jesus?

where oh where are you, Lord?
your shepherds have scattered your flock
dividing them among themselves
like the soldiers casting for your garments
even the Church have many princes
and they speak against the chosen one
they weigh truth vs love and justice vs mercy
as if it’s a matter of either or and not both

shine your face again on us oh Lord
soften the soil of our hearts for planting
turn our prayers into the yeast of compassion
let us be the power of your love

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