Daily reading: 12 July
Something to read
…they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.
- Amos 2:6, from full reading Amos 2:6-16.
Something to think about
God is angry and Amos expresses that anger in no uncertain terms. These are strong words from a God who abhors the mistreatment of those who are in need and living in poverty. God will not stand it in the time of Amos nor now.
There is a place and time for righteous anger, when we see the separation of children from parents, the bodies of migrants washed up on a shore that once held so much hope, the tears of children aching with hunger because of human conflict. These and many more are the moments when the anger of God rises up in our spirits and we join our prophetic voice to Amos and call for change.
Something to pray
Grant us grace God,
To feel the anger you feel
When we see the exploitation of vulnerable people
And help us channel that anger
Into meaningful action for change.
Today's reading is provided by Wendy Lloyd, faith communications coordinator for Christian Aid.
Published on 12 July 2021