‘WHAT’S MY PROCRUSTEAN BED?’ (Mk 2:23-28): 22 January 2008 (Tuesday)

‘WHAT’S MY PROCRUSTEAN BED?’ (Mk 2:23-28):  22 January 2008 (Tuesday)

Today’s Readings

Procrustes–literally, “stretcher”–was a thief and murderer in the myth of Theseus.  He victimized travelers who were on their way to Athens by offering them shelter.  He claimed to have a mysterious bed that would fit a guest of any size.  It turned out that his claim was true because he either stretched the guests or cut their limbs to make them fit  into his bed, in the process, torturing and killing them.