Liturgy that Matters – August 2, 2020 – Genesis 32:22-31

Themes: Jacob wrestles in the night with a divine figure. Some see in this wrestling a transformation, others are less convinced. In this issue, we wonder in both directions. If Jacob is transformed in and through his tussle in the night, how might we too come to embrace the things that can only be birthed in periods of darkness? If Jacob’s will which even God cannot prevail against is unchanged, how does that reflect the will of the powers and supremacies that persist in the United States? Through whom does God take on flesh to come and wrestle with all that keeps sending the marginalized as buffers between power and threats of destruction?


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