Reflections for November 30, 2014

Isaiah 64:1–9

Isaiah voices the anguish and frustration of the people, who have returned home from exile to a changed landscape and the same old patterns of exploitation and unjust behaviour they had repented of. People are people, but they hoped and believed that God could come again into their lives and re-form them and their society to mirror God’s ways of justice, peaceful coexistence, and mercy for those in need. How easily power, and the ways of empire work their way with us – and into us. Whether we are the oppressor or the oppressed, we lose.

 

This week, name for yourself two ways or places in which you gladly participate in empire’s priorities and practices and two ways or places where you effectively resist it.

 

Seasons of the SpiritTM Wood Lake Publishing.

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