Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122:1-2, 3-,4-5,6-7,8-9

Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:37-44

A lot of the scholarly scripture commentary on today’s reading from Isaiah focuses on a question Christians have been debating for a long while: is the life to which God calls us realistic? Or is it an idealistic picture that is meant to give us small comfort, but clearly not meant for us in any real kind of way today?

I’ve written this week’s lectionary post for The Ekklesia Project’s bLOGOS site as well. You can see the rest of the post over there…

(The Ekklesia Project is a gathering of friends – Catholic as well as from a range of Protestant and non-denominational Christians – who seek the peace of Christ together and who share in common that allegiance to Christ is primary to all other allegiances. Nationality, economic practices, individualism, and consumer culture, among others, are some of the many things we seek to question as we live out Christ’s message.)