Awaiting the Great Transformation

Isaiah 26:1-10         
1 On that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah: Ours is a strong city  God makes salvation its walls and ramparts. Open the gates and let a righteous nation enter, a nation that keeps faith. Those with sound thoughts you will keep in peace, in peace because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is a rock for all ages. He has thrown down those living on high, and he will level the lofty town, leveling it down to the earth; he will bring it down to dust. The feet trample it,the feet of the poor, the steps of the needy. The way of the righteous is level; you clear a path for the righteous. In the path of your justice, Lord, we wait for you; with all our being, we long for your name and your acclaim.9 At night I long for you  with my whole being; my spirit within me watches for you. When your judgments are at work in the earth, those living in the world learn righteousness. 10 When the wicked are favored, they don’t learn righteousness; even among those who do right they do wrong, and they fail to see the Lord’s majesty.
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

We await a great transformation — a dimension of time where our earthly cities might reflect the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice. Those of us who place our trust in the God-process (the messianic dynamism that is available with each person) want the tables turned, desire to have the current status quo turned upside-down so that the high and mighty will live in a society managed by the poor and needy — not to make everyone poor and needy, by to make everyone inter-connected, knit together, a community. We have set our hearts on this hope in the name of God. Perhaps. We desire a society where we are not defined by economics or social  status, but jointly by our need and our ability to contribute. When human need and compassionate sharing are integrated, there “God” will be found (by whatever name the divine, mystery, spirit is called).

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