When I was a kid the only time I heard the word “fast” was from Catholic friends sometime around Easter. They talked about giving up chocolate or movies until after Easter. Made no sense to me! But Isaiah’s words are faith underlined, in capital letters,
Reading the prophets from Israel’s most volatile and tragic period of history uncomfortably reminds me of our tumultuous world. Our world resembles the eighth century BC when Judah and Israel were on the brink of collapse and exile.
Road rage. Workplace hostility. Conflict management. These are phrases that have entered our common language. While some people run from anger and conflict, others seem to embrace it. In our study today, we don’t need to hide from conflict, but we can appropriately and carefully