We have discarded the divine blueprint of reconciliation and we have begun the opposing work of delineating false borders, divisions and segregating God’s children on tragic superficiality.
Change your heart and return to God, it pleads with us:
No sacrifice, no offerings, no confessions of sins are required,
Just come down and join me by the waters of Truth.
Wash away your greed.
Wash away your pride.
Wash away your cynicism.
Reveal God’s Will for you once more, beneath the grime of the world.
Help me prepare the way of the Lord.
“Why would the evangelists create material that was problematic to them? Why create their own embarrassment?”
From the barren wastelands of the human condition, I hear a voice calling out, more and more loudly. It is a voice of equality. It is a voice of hope AND foreboding. It is a voice of glory.
And I want it to shut up.
Bible Readings for Sunday January 16th, 2011 – The 2nd Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Isaiah 49:1-7 1. Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The LORD called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. [...]