I am sad to report that the anti-Christ John warned us about is alive and well and has is attempting to repeal Jesus’ message of Good News for us and for the least among us.
The spirit of greed is upon us
because it has elected us and commissioned us
to bring more bad tidings to the poor.
It compels us to order more incarceration for more people
and to repeal funds for giving sight to the blind.
It compels us to oppress more people for their resources
and to proclaim a year that is not acceptable to God.
But we do not despair because John assures us, “And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.”
Jesus proclaimed the message of faith:
He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them,
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Resist the anti-Christ. Proclaim Jesus’ Good News!