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Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12)

Epiphany 5A

On some liturgical calendars, we are in Ordinary Time right now.  But the Revised Common Lectionary helps us keep the glory shining for a bit longer by calling this the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany.  The Lectionary throws us a curveball, however, with this hard-hitting text about fasting.  What on earth does this social justice passage…

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Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)

Epiphany 5A

God expects our lifestyle to reflect our worship.  That is to say, God’s not pleased when God’s children act one way on Sunday, but quite a different way during the rest of the week. Isaiah 58 oozes frustration.  Clearly Israel is frustrated.  After all, she assumes that she takes God very seriously.  Israel claims to…

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