2018 09 16: To Whom Do You Belong?

So let us sit with the Israelites, brothers and sisters as we are with them, and hear again the call that God speaks to each of our hearts, and not only to each of us as a person or an individual, but -- with more of that holy trembling -- speaks to us as a community, as a body made of many parts, as people who belong to and with one another, who are responsible for each other, who love one another not only with word but also action, and love not only one another or the people in the pews around us, but even our messy neighbors, and our annoying coworkers, and our exasperating in-laws, and our impossible exes.