Thursday, January 14, 2016

Isaiah 62:1-5

Year C - Epiphany 2 or Guiding Gift 2
January 17, 2016

“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.”

How wonderful this is for Zion/Jerusalem! Now, who are the outcasts today in your setting? In a global setting? For them we also need to raise an unceasing voice. Really? ISIS the forsaken can be a delight? A forsaken pedophile can be rejoiced over? Stupid violence (or any other kind) can shift from desecration to redeemed? (Not redemptive violence, but violence redeemed.)

Just how far can this passage be pushed before the marriage metaphor breaks through our resistance to it or breaks entirely?

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