Yesterday I saw a bit on TV about the grand re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome for the Saint's victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Now I know they did some stuff to honor the suffering of the victims of hurricane Katrina, and they had some first responders present for the festivities, but I couldn't get over the part that I saw with a bunch of celebrities and important people in fancy suits, enjoying special treats and fine china.
It seems to me that it would have been more classy to fill the newly fixed and renovated Superdome with all of the poor and unimportant kind of folks who suffered through the hurricane. It would have been a fine opportunity to subvert the divisions of class and race that make this country suffer so much.
In the Office of Readings today God's Word comes through psalm 12:
"For the poor who are oppressed and the needy who groan
I myself will arise," says the Lord.
"I will grant them the salvation for which they thirst."