*Call to Worship & Invocation
We are each worthy of grace and love & mercy when viewed through divine eyes.
We are God’s beloved.
Sometime we fail to live in harmony with God’s dreams for us.
God has expectations.
Half a millennia before Jesus, our forebears had lost their way. They claimed God “delights in those doing evil.” [Micah 2:17 CEB]
They knew what was expected but chose another way.
Stubbornly, the people failed to give their whole selves to being who they were created to be.
God’s frustrations with the people grew.
So God sent Malachi to prophesy to the people.
God did not mince words.
God was annoyed for God knew humanity’s potential. God sent Malachi to lay out the divine case.
God promised to show the people a path toward being God’s loving kin_dom on Earth.
Let us pray.
Alpha & Omega. Before & To-Come. Send us a prophet, show us the way as you did for our forbears that we might live into your dreams for us. Amen.
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