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Author: Rick Kohut
I am a veteran Religion Teacher at a Catholic high school in Ohio. In addition to teaching, I've worked for leading K-12 educational technology publishers managing implementations and selling materials.
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Potassium, atomic symbol K, is essential to the basic functioning of your body. It also was likely integral to the emergence of life on Earth. Christ, like K as it hits H2O, explodes into creation not by going up to the heavens, but by descending into humanity and the experience of being alive in flesh and bone.
The chemical symbol K comes from kalium, the Mediaeval Latin for potash, which may have derived from the arabic word qali, meaning alkali. Potassium is a soft, silvery-white metal, member of the alkali group of the periodic chart.
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A Washington Post article today quoting words against racism from a Catholic archbishop and words from a Baptist reverend saying Donald Trump isn’t racist illustrate the division in how Christians are responding to recent violent, hate filled shootings and “tweet-storms.” This episode begins reflection on “Barmen Today: A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration.”
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I recorded this episode at the Dublin (Ohio) Irish Festival after celebrating mass with our Bishop Robert Brennan. My heart is heavy and I’m angry too after 20 were killed by an American terrorist in El Paso yesterday and 9 murdered early this morning in Dayton – 90 minutes from here. I talked with a Northern Irish author and am struck by how this form of domestic terrorism we are facing isn’t too different than what he grew up with in Belfast. Any yet I am encouraged by the refrain from Bishop Brennan’s homily – We are made for better than this. God is here and ready to empower us to support life by enacting common sense gun laws. We pray for those lost and also MUST work to end this violence. There are solutions if we but have the courage to stand up and enact them.
This is Greg McVicker, whose powerful words about the Northern Irish “Troubles” I read in the episode.
I hike in a track of public land which isn’t yet a designated park and I reflect on the ways that the trees and the entire woods is connected under the earth. Words from the new book “Underlands” come to mind as I experience Christ in this place and time.
This gospel is for the final week of our school year 2016-2017. While I won’t be posting lectionary gospels until we return at the end of August, I will try to post other items of interest during the summer months.
Blessings to you this Memorial Day weekend and for the summer beyond!