Psalms: 91, 92
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45
Patristic Reading: An excerpt from a sermon by St. Leo the Great

Did you really expect a picture of anything else??? Vive le Egypt!

The dullard cannot know,
the stupid cannot understand this:
though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction for ever,
but you, O Lord, are on high for ever. (Psalm 92:6-8)

While I am loathe to meditate on Scripture in light of a revolution……I’m going to do it anyway :P. In case you haven’t heard, the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned today in the face of pressure from its citizens. This is an amazing accomplishment…and certainly an event that is a first for my generation.

The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan signify something much more powerful than political movement. It is a living example of truth and discontent speaking to power; of the proletariat and middle class alike joining forces to face dictatorship.

The idea of justice triumphing over corruption is all over the place in the Psalms. The revolution is nowhere near complete. It remains to be seen who will take up the leadership/gain the support of the military. It has the potential to be a disaster and a repeat of the past…but it also has the potential to be a move in the direction of true freedom.

What is most moving to me is that although 300 individuals have died in this movement (RIP <3), it has been a largely non-violent movement; standing in stark contrast both to Canadian/US military efforts, and the stereotypes which seem to surround the nations, republics, and kingdoms of the Middle East.

Let us unite our prayers that the spirit of peace and change remains with this movement, and that the voice of the Egyptian people continues to be heard. +