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dc.contributor.authorWhitney, Tamoraen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 438en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the first reading, Paul talks about the justice system. Over the summer I watched a lot of judge shows on TV. Our culture seems full of people who feel they have been treated unfairly and want to go on daytime television to seek justice.|My summer was full of vicarious roommate disputes, jilted lovers who want repayment of loans, landlords seeking damages or tenants wanting a return of security deposits, people who feel cheated by contractors or mechanics. Everyone, it seems, feels slighted in some way and wants recompense. My favorite was a lawyer suing a client for payment of services, but he had no contract! You'd think he'd have had a better grasp of the law.|In this reading, Paul says it's ridiculous to seek justice in civil court when God's law is what really matters. Some of the cases I watched over the summer seemed sort of frivolous. They ended up being about small sums of money, or the sorts of things that should just be dealt with individually instead of flying across country to air their dirty laundry before a national audience - or at least an audience of people home in the middle of the afternoon. Those who cheat their neighbors will surely pay a bigger price eventually, but taking your neighbor to court over a hundred dollars, or suing your children for damages, or your ex-boyfriend for a "loan" doesn't seem like a charitable act or a good use of time, despite the fact that it is sometimes quite entertaining.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday, September 11, 2012: 23rd week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorWhitney, Tamoraen_US Timeen_US 23en_US
dc.subject.local11 Corinthians 6:1-11en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a, 9ben_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 6:12-19en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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