Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Isaiah 9:1-4

Epiphany 3 - Year A

Isaiah 9:1-4

It is good to hear about “no gloom”. Even as nations and regions are brought back to life, we hear, in the midst of their circumstance, a new call beyond themselves. This passage speaks of a joyful harvest, which could be imaged as putting together all the various fruits of the sea and land and air in a net.

What this passage is waiting for is our response to participate in bringing this picture of the future into the present. We may not be able to harvest the future in all its fullness, but we can do our part in our present part.

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