Here’s today’s sermon, reading Isaiah 61:1-4 in light of the tough economic times we’re going through here in Stockton, CA. Have a good Thanksgiving, all, even and especially now!
Living with the Texts:
“The Year of the Lord’s Favor”
The Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig, Minister
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton
November 21, 2010
Thousands of years ago, half a world away,
the people of Israel returned from exile
to rebuild the city of Jerusalem,
a city that had been devastated by war and decades of neglect.
The Babylonian conquerors had destroyed the Temple,
razed the city,
forced its inhabitants into exile.
Now, some fifty years later,
the Persians had conquered the Babylonians in their turn,
and the Persian emperor Cyrus allowed the Israelites
to come home and rebuild their city at last. Continue reading