Speak Lord: Help us to patience and to hope

‘How long, O Lord, am I to cry for help while you will not listen; to cry ‘Oppression!’ in your ear and you will not save? Why do you set injustice before me, why do you look on where there is tyranny? Outrage and violence, this is all I see, all is contention, and discord flourishes.’

Then the Lord answered and said, ‘Write the vision down, inscribe it on tablets to be easily read, since this vision is for its own time only: eager for its own fulfilment, it does not deceive; if it comes slowly, wait, for come it will, without fail. See how he flags, he whose soul is not at rights, but the upright man will live by his faithfulness.’

First reading for the 27th Sunday
Habakkuk 1:2-3,2:2-4

The Lord answers, and helps us to live his answer. The lordship of God begins in us, and starts to change the world…

Photograph (c) 2018, Allen Morris. Exhibition of Soviet Realist Art, Tate Modern, London.

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