Tuesday, February 19, 2008

God's Word Today

Todays first reading made me think that God was speaking to us, in the West, today.
Hear the word of the LORD,
princes of Sodom!
Listen to the instruction of our God,
people of Gomorrah!

Wash yourselves clean!
Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
cease doing evil; learn to do good.
Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,
hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.

Come now, let us set things right,
says the LORD:
Though your sins be like scarlet,
they may become white as snow;
Though they be crimson red,
they may become white as wool.
If you are willing, and obey,
you shall eat the good things of the land;
But if you refuse and resist,
the sword shall consume you:
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken!
~Isaiah 1:10,16-20

Without even needing to make dire predictions about future apocalyptic happenings on our own soil, God's word is coming true this very minute. "By the 'sword'" of abortion, over 1 million Americans die each year. Our culture, which puts Sodom and Gomorrah to shame, is reaping what it has sewn. In exchange for complete sexual "freedom" and license, we have sold the souls of our children. Those that are born and raised in this culture, see a steady diet of sexual voyeurism, even if they manage to avoid participating in it themselves.

This is an election year in the United States. God calls out, even to the leaders of modern day "Sodom and Gomorrah" for repentance. There is always hope, no matter who is elected. We can, as a society, "learn to do good." God holds out the promise of forgiveness to us. Our sins, "though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool."

If we repent.


AutumnRose said...


Marilena said...

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Anonymous said...

stirring post...

Anna B. said...

Amen! Amen!

Dymphna's favorite quotes

"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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