We’ve been in exile for so long.
Our world is our Babylon.
Our world values power and things.
Our God and our teacher Jesus favor humility and people.
We’ve made a life for ourselves in this Babylon of greed, selfishness, and rugged individualism.
It’s not working. It’s time to go home to Jerusalem.
Let us worship the One as we begin our journey back to a life that aligns with love of neighbor in concrete ways.
It’s time to live as Jesus showed us.
And when we do, we will find the peace and hope for which we long.
We long for peace and hope. We long for you Emmanuel. Amen.