March 20, 2022

C17: The Third Sunday in Lent, Year C (2022)

Amy Starr Redwine

“Lately it’s been hard to escape the topic of money…Money, it seems, is a human obsession,” says Amy Starr Redwine, pastor of Richmond’s First Presbyterian Church. Redwine quotes Author and philanthropic critic, Edgar Villanueva, “Money is a tool to reflect the obligations people develop to one another as they interact.” She continues, “Today’s words from the prophet Isaiah, on the other hand, offer us a whole different economic vision.” In Isaiah 55:1-9, the prophet “paints a vision of a whole new future – one dominated not by the shadow of trauma and oppression, but rather by God’s outrageous abundance.” God’s economy runs not on money, but on “love and mercy, freely given, freely received…there is always enough to go around.” Thanks be to God!

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