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Proper 1

Isaiah 6.1–13
1 Corinthians 15.1–11
Luke 5.1–11

‘The holy seed is its stump.’ Isaiah’s vision in the Temple leaves him with a dreadful commission, to inform God’s people of inevitable exile. The nation will be like a tree felled and burnt. But when the worst has occurred, and the smoke clears away, the stump of the tree, blackened and ugly, may again put forth new shoots. After exile there will be new life. Isaiah’s original vision contains a microcosm of the entire book...

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