Commentary on Sunday’s Gospel Reading

Commentary on Sunday’s Gospel Reading January 28, 2012

“I have a nagging hunch that the gospel’s power in our own time is about to be manifested in a manner as repugnant to the sensibilities of the society at large, and all of us who have accommodated ourselves to it, as the early Christian message was to Roman paganism. Our society is possessed, Christians as much as anyone. We are possessed by violence, possessed by sex, possessed by money, possessed by drugs. We need to recover forms of collective exorcism as effective as was the early Christian baptism’s renunciation of ‘the devil and all his works.'” – Walter Wink, from Engaging the Powers

Hat tip: The Girardian Lectionary, 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

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