Homilies, Musings, and What-not from a Lutheran Pastor
I'll second Samson always leaving you scratching your head. I was just talking with my fiancee about that this morning as we were walking to work. I know that God can use sinners and he can function as a type of Christ in some senses, but I think he'll always leave me scratching my head.Bethany Tanis
I loved also how the psalm and the story of Samson fit together like hand in glove.The TDP is aptly named.Tom Fast
I thought the prayer did a nice job bringing both readings together. (and much more succinctly than I could have.)
One of my members came for matins yesterday and today. After the reading from Galatians for yesterday she said: "Well, that is pretty clear isn't it?" Then after Luther's writing she said: "Well, even clearer now!"Great stuff in TDP!
Oooooh, Samson. Each day the reading gets stranger and stranger. I don't remember these details from my K-8 Lutheran Grade School days.John the Baptist often takes the rap for being on the verge of insanity - not that I agree with that assessment (and it may be more Hollywood than anything else) - but those that take this position really need to read these passages about Samson. Samson makes locusts and wild honey seem like a gourmet meal.
Re Samson. Tuesday's TDP reading about the lion and the honey in the lion's carcass has an explanation in Johann Gerhard's Postil for Lent 3. Look it up. It's fascinating stuff.
Is that his "taste and see that the Lord is good" Eucharistic type? Bethany Tanis
Yet, Christ bride is a harlot just as Samson's. And Christ bride betrays Him unto death. A death by which His enemies are defeated, and so are ours. A death that does not just kill, but a death that now gives us life.
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