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Monday, 12 January 2009

In Gaza

Was anyone else as uncomfortable as I was reading Amos 1 at Morning Prayer this morning?
At least I remain convinced that the Israeli army are not directly motivated by Scripture, in spite of evocative pictures of soldiers only old enough to grow bum fluff beards praying and reading before an assault. So Scripture is not abused but the innocents of Gaza (not everyone there but many) are.
I preached yesteday about the context of John the baptist's ministry; a nation occupied and oppressed, religious liberty under pressure, expectations of a Messiah. O how the boot is on the other foot today!
Who will be the saviour of Gaza?

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