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Blatant Discrimination and Sandwiches

In the first of four “Servant Songs” in the last third of the book of Isaiah (our Old Testament lesson this week), we see a case of blatant discrimination.

The Lord’s Servant—Messiah—will, in fact, discriminate in favor of the poor, who are as vulnerable as a “bruised reed”, and those with hardly a spark of hope, like a flickering lamp in which the wick is barely smoldering.

When we also discriminate on the poor’s behalf (the second half of this week’s Old Testament lesson), we join Messiah’s mission in a profound and ancient way.

And so, we’re going to practice just a little blatant discrimination after worship this Sunday.

Hope you’ll join us for worship at 10, and Second Sunday Sandwiches at 11:30.

Steve+

 

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