extreme ownership backward

December 9, 2019 3:00 am

“Then he asked, ‘Who told you that you were naked? You have eaten, then, from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!’ The man replied, ‘The woman whom you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.’ The LORD God then asked the woman, ‘Why did you do such a thing?’ The woman answered, ‘The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.’” (GN 3: 11-13)

“The woman whom you put here with me,” and “the serpent tricked me into it” are just the same excuses, the same reaction; Adam blames God: “whom you put here with me,” Eva blames serpent: “the serpent tricked me into it,” and nobody takes responsibility for this. With God’s help, we want to change this into ownership, sometimes extreme ownership—to protect our beloved and take full responsibility for our relationship and for our future.

“Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak