Isaiah 5:29-24: Then and Now

The pathways of the mind amaze me each time I write. It seems akin to an ancient verse about the bird that flies into a room and out of it to describe the life of a person. We know not where it comes from or where it goes to. I refer to this in order to explain the path leading to the writing of this blog this morning.

When you notice a gap in my posting, it is because of lack of inspiration or my failure to be still and willing to follow where it leads. Today it began with the daily Mass readings which led to a prayer to say before writing by St. Francis de Sales found on another blog, Windows of the Soul. While sitting here looking at a blank screen I thought about the news each day that confounds us with the absurdity of it all. The next stone of the path that entered my mind was the verse about good being evil and evil being good. My sometimes friend, Google, found the verses for me.

Nothing I have ever written speaks nearly as poetically, truthfully, and clearly as this Word of our Creator given to the prophets of old. Here I quote some of the passage:

Woe to those who call good evil and evil good, who put darkness for light and light darkness…woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight… who acquit the guilty for a bribe but deny justice for the innocent. Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust, for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.

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