Sunday, January 25, 2009

Which fast to choose? Which wolf to feed?

Rev. Sharron Watkins became the first woman to preach at the National Prayer Service, conducted since the days of Washington, as the conclusion of the presidential inauguration.

Her message was very powerful.

I found her exposition of Isaiah 58:1-12 powerful. Especially challenging was the distinction she drew between a "self-interested fast" and a fast that touched and transformed the lives of suffering people and their communities. The sermon got right at our obsession with all things individualistic.

Important words to ponder.

What you'll find here is more than worth your time.

Life and our common future are all about choices. Will we choose the "self-interested fast" or something much more essential?

Tell me what you think.

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