Resistance to Grace

Monday – The Prophets
Isaiah 13

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The Holy Spirit intervenes on behalf of the earth in an immense fullness. Still, individuals, cities, and even nations are free to resist this move of God upon them, but not without eventual consequences.

Just as Sodom and Gomorrah were symbols of absolute evil in the Second Millennium B.C. in the age of the Patriarchs, so is Babylon an image of evil in the beginning of the Seventh Century, B.C. In the Book of Revelation, John uses Babylon as a type of Rome and all the evils that ensued when the emperor made himself into a god.

Continued resistance to God demands justice. Do not be frightened. Now is the moment to receive the rush of God’s love into your heart. Say a more complete YES.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Consecrated to You, Lord v. 3
You are present here and now. v. 6
Lord, make me humble of heart. v. 11
Mercy on my enemies

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This is the Ninth Week in Epiphany, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets,in this season the prophet Isaiah.

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