Songs of reversals these are the words Isaiah cries and Mary sings. Both proclaim joy in a world turned upside down not just for them, no for all humanity for all time.
A world where personal joy and gain is found in safeguarding the joy of those around you.
A world where everyone lives:
Free of human anger, war and self interest
Surrounded by people who love and care for them
Sheltered from the weather around tables of laughter, love with enough food for all
Full of meaningful pursuits, activities of value, interest and creativity.
Inspired by Juanita Laverty’s December 17th sermon.
Lectionary readings Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24;
John 1:6-8, 19-28.