Our texts this week built upon our texts from last week and I asked each of us to discern what it means to do true worship in our time and in our place. The worship to do justice, to love kindness, to walk humbly with our God.
In Matthew 5, we get the second piece of the Sermon on the Mount, the call to be the light and the salt of the earth. Isaiah builds upon what that means, and it is to break the bondage of oppression, to break the yoke of burden, to feed the hunger, to shelter the homeless.
This week I came across commentary and songs that spoke to this text better than I could summarize. I apologize in advance if this is a little longer than normal (which it is).
The first comes from Christian Century, where the author holds a powerful mirror in front of us, in order to convict us of our short-comings and show us a better way. Read the rest of this entry »