Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sermon - "The Pain of Ignorance" (Amos)
Amos viewed history as a time of perpetual decline, at least from the eyes of God. People had been given a chance to live well, but at every turn they turned more and more away from God. Now, the only solution to this decline would be the "Day of the Lord," when God would powerfully intervene in human history, punishing humanity -- especially the chosen people, who should have known better -- and setting things right. This would be followed by God establishing a new order of peace for those faithful to God.
As Christians, we believe that God has already intervened in history, through the incarnation of Jesus Christ. By following Jesus' example, we may limit the need for such a dramatic "Day of the Lord," especially one where almost everyone will be punished.
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You can also listen to the related Communion meditation.