The Righteous Anger of a Prophet

The world is not what we think it should be.
It fails to meet our hopes and dreams.

Some weeks we’re depressed. We ache at the hurt, the deep emotional and physical pain we inflict upon one another.
It’s hard to see you in this fractured life.

We try to be like the calm shepherd holding a lamb that we imagine Jesus to be.
We want to be the people Jesus teaches us to become.

But Jesus is more than a calm shepherd. Jesus was human.
He also felt righteous anger when religious leaders took advantage of the poor and marginalized.

Come and worship the prophet from Nazareth.
Praise be to the one we call Christ. Amen.

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, John, John 2, John 2:13-25, Uncategorized

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