Bible Workbench: Epiphany 3: January 24, 2010- Isaiah and Haiti

Text: Luke 4:14-21

This week’s study invites participants to reflect on the proclamation of good news to the poor in the text that Jesus reads in the synagogue:

“What might be some of the ways in which you are poor, captive, blind, and oppressed? How do you experience poverty, being captured, being unable to see, and being put down in your job, school, neighborhood, church, and even family?”

The Rev. Jerry Drino suggests following the disaster in Haiti this past week that we consider how we are connected to that experience and the people affected. How might we erase the difference between us and them; how might we grow into an understanding that we suffer together with any in the human family who suffer?

What do “good news to the poor, release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, letting the oppressed go free” mean in relation to Haiti? How does one “proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”?

How has “this scripture been fulfilled in your hearing” today?


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