December 4, 2016

Reading Malachi 3:1-4 (NRSV) Today's prophecy says that a messenger prepares the way for God's coming. The listeners seek God and delight in God's covenant; God's coming is a good thing. But prophets do not speak out when things are going well; the book of Malachi indicates that trouble was brewing. The leaders pretended to … Continue reading December 4, 2016

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April 10, 2016

Reading Malachi 3:7 (NRSV) In today's reading, the prophet Malachi speaks to God's people about returning to God. They ask, "How shall we return?" In modern terms, perhaps they are saying, "we don't get it. What are we supposed to do?" From the perspective of hindsight, it's easy to see how people in the past … Continue reading April 10, 2016