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Meditation –  Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr A
Isaiah 58:1-9
Psalm 112:1-9 
1st Corinthians 2:1-12
Matthew 5:13-20

Whenever I read what God says in Isaiah 58, I want to write it out and send a copy to every politician currently in power. Written centuries before the birth of Jesus, it is as relevant now as it was then. I believe that the words of 58:6-8, in particular, are an appeal to those in positions of authority to trust in God’s judgment and to put his laws into practice. In fact it is a pity to cut off the words at 9a, as does the lectionary reading, and not allow them to reach their conclusion in verse 14. Dare one say that the solutions to the financial crisis are here, in black and white for all politicians to see. If only...

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