A Mess at the Edge
“Jesus didn’t simply associate with the folks at the edge. He brought them in and elevated their voices and assured them that the reign of God belongs to them as much as it belongs to anyone else.”
What can you do to subvert the systems that oppress the people at the edge?
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to rule in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labor has brought forth;
then the rest of his kindred shall return
to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth;
and he shall be the one of peace.
If the Assyrians come into our land
and tread upon our soil,
we will raise against them seven shepherds
and eight installed as rulers.
This episode was written and recorded by Megan Romer, It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relinquish and Cotonby Podington Bear, Wade in the Water by Cast of Characters, and O Holy Night (A Lullaby) by Be Still The Earth.
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