Friday, August 24, 2007

Seeking The Light

Oppress not
Nor charge interest
Nor use cleverness to defraud
Or trick
Or seek unfair advantage

Do not lie
Or hide the truth
Or repeat gossip
Or tell that which will do more harm than good


Lend not, but give
Find joy as you may
Seek out and bless the good

Give space for life,
And keep space for God
Encourage the saints
See what light exists

And you will find that light is with you; and to you the darkness will be filled with light.

The LORD will guide you continually, you will pass through trouble and poverty and famine, and God will tend you, and make you strong;
You shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters never fail.
Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
You shall be called the repairer of the breach,
And the restorer of the holy city.

God has promised this, and it will be done.

May God walk with you and bless you, and may you find God's way and make it yours.


After Isaiah 58, from the revised common lectionary for Sunday, August 24; utilizing the NRSV

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