Isaiah in this final chapter joins Matthew 25 with the sheep and goats, along with Revelation 21 in proclaiming the justice of God at the end of the world. Yet the end has already begun; the New Jerusalem is the church.
Be challenged to come to true worship. Move into the fullness of joy as you rest in prayer at the bosom of the church where the Holy Spirit feeds you with the very love of God. Your imagination is the mouth that takes in all the nourishment that the mother church longs to give you as her child.
When you are troubled with the injustices that make the headlines of the morning paper, claim in your heart that the triumph of justice will come. Will you live with the faith that believes that what is coming is already here?
Humble and contrite in heart v. 2
Let the Lord be glorified. v. 5
You comfort as a mother v. 13
Nations seeing Your glory v. 18
Due to an early Easter in 2013, weeks 7 and 8 from the Epiphany Season, which were omitted, are now added to the first two weeks at the beginning of the season of Pentecost. The Monday-to-Friday readings for this week are from the Eighth Week in Epiphany, Year C.
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Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets. We conclude the Prophet Isaian.
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