Sunday, October 20, 2013


Ho, every one who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
    come, buy, and eat!
Why do you spend your money
    for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Hearken, diligently to me, and eat what is good,
     and delight yourselves in fatness.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
     hear, that your soul may live.
                                                     (Isa. 55:1-3)

The poet speaks of imperial bread that costs and does not satisfy. Submission to the empire causes us to labor for that which does not satisfy, that exhausts and leaves us with greater hunger.

Finally Comes The Poet,  Walter Brueggemann

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