What Is Your Flagpole?

4 The Lord God has given me   the tongue of a teacher,that I may know how to sustain   the weary with a word.Morning by morning he wakens—   wakens my ear   to listen as those who are taught.5 The Lord God has opened my ear,   and I was not rebellious,   I did not turn backwards.6 I gave my back to those whoContinue reading “What Is Your Flagpole?”

Grasshoppers and Locusts

Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads themContinue reading “Grasshoppers and Locusts”

Pink Candles of Joyful Resistance

“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,   because the Lord has anointed me;he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,   to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners;2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,   and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfortContinue reading “Pink Candles of Joyful Resistance”

Prepare the Way

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straightContinue reading “Prepare the Way”