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This is Holy Monday. The texts for the day can be found here. At the beginning of a week of both dread and anticipation, we read the prophet Isaiah:
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching. (Isaiah 42:1-9, NRSV)
We do wait.
At my house, the coffee is on, and we have Honey Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread in the toaster. Won’t you join me?