Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Isaiah 52:7-10

Year C - Christmas Day or Blessed Body
December 25, 2015


What a beautiful moment when a voice of integrity lifts a word of peace: “Mercy!”

Such is always said in a moment, in a context, “G*D is present!”

So listen—for such a word, even with an exclamation point, is a quiet background to our noisy and unconscionably busy life.

The prophets, sentinels, sing “joy” even as they cry out “woe”. When the woe is heard it turns to song. Until it is heard it is but an irritant.

Do be a bit careful about connecting comfort with violence, even when mislabeled as redemptive. You might want to delete the last verse (10) when reading this pericope.


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