It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Looking toward the Day of the Lord, Reflection on Amos 5:18-24

When you contemplate the Day of the Lord, are you looking forward with hope or dread? Do you expect God's blessing, or do you expect to get what you deserve? Amos says, "Too bad for you who think God is coming with lavish gifts. The day that God comes will be dire. Imagine running from a lion and bumping into a bear."

Then Amos speaks of what has upset the Lord, "I'm tired of what you call religion. You are practicing fancy but empty worship. What you should be doing is living a life of justice and righteousness."

Also frightening is the possibility that we might get what we deserve.

Think about those foolish bridesmaids.

Lectio Divina: Amos 5:18-24

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