Friday, March 24, 2006

More justice, less worship

I hate your show and pretense--your hypocrisy of "honoring" me with your religious feasts and solemn assemblies. I will not accept your burnt offerings and thank offerings. I will not look at your offerings of peace. Away with your hymns of praise--they are mere noise to my ears. I will not listen to your music, no matter how lovely it is. I want to see a mighty flood of justice--a torrent of doing good. -Hebrew Scriptures, Book of Amos 5:21-24


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