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Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.
This is a simple and fairly explicit set of rubrics and until we are willing—individually and communally—to “go big or go home” in meeting them, nothing else we do really matters. The flip side of this reminder rings true as well. When we are willing to live into these postures of service, compassion, and love, the entire community can worship fully, knowing we are all here together.
MOVING FORWARD: What is standing in your way, keeping you from answering God’s call in this scripture lesson?