When evil gets full of itself and
starts throwing its weight around
emerges from the suffering
and brings forth a vision for the people.
Let our eyes see into this vision;
Let our ears hear the message
the Spirit is bringing to the church.
We are still God’s little children,
who can’t yet imagine, much less embody,
what the love, kindness, justice, and
righteousness of adulthood really are.
The truth in chapter one
still applies to us:
If we say we don’t sin,
we are lying.
But if we confess our sin,
God will forgive us, and clean us up.
Let us hang on to this good news;
Let us listen for the Spirit’s message to the church.