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"Standing up for War" (a July 4th homily inspired by this Sunday's lectionary)

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Readings for 14 th Sunday in Ordinary Time: ZEC 9:9-10; PS 145: 1-2, 8-11, 13-14; ROM 8:9, 11-13; MT 11:25-30;

Two weeks ago

Between innings

Of a Cubs-Pirates game

At Wrigley Field,

They celebrated a Marine from Iraq --

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A local boy

Who emerged from the Cubs' dugout

Waving

To a hero's welcome

From a crowd on its feet

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Cheering

Between swigs of PBR

As if the poor kid had hit

A game-winning dinger.

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Mike Rivage-Seul is a liberation theologian and former Roman Catholic priest. Recently retired, he taught at Berea College in Kentucky for 36 years where he directed Berea's Peace and Social Justice Studies Program.Mike blogs (more...)
 

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