Weeping words, feasting words

After trial in the desert, Jesus, being filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Nazareth, his home town, to speak the Word.

Weeping words, feasting words.

He stood in the synagogue, on the Sabbath day, to read from the Prophet Isaiah.

Weeping words, feasting words.

“God’s Spirit is upon me,” he told his listeners.

“God has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. To proclaim release to the captives.”

“To bring recovery of sight to the blind. To let the oppressed go free.”

Weeping words, feasting words.

Circle of Mercy: Are we prepared to be visited by a similar Spirit? To welcome the baptismal Dove in our midst? To have the Word fulfilled in our hearing? For indeed: "The dove doesn't roost on a person who is scared to get hurt.” (Clarence Jordan)

Amen and amen! May it be so. May it be so.

©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org. Inspired by Luke 4:14-19.