We live in an age of un-ease. We feel on the verge of economic, political, social, and cultural crises and face fear when we do such simple things as hop on the internet, travel to see family, or even walk out our own front door.
If ours is a time of destruction, violence, war, impending judgment, fear, and uneasiness so too was the prophet Micah’s.
It might behoove us then to lean in for a listen when Micah writes, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. What does God require of you? That you act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
In other words: God’s already made it clear to us how to live in line with his will — to do what is fair and just to our neighbor, to be compassionate and loyal in our love, and to not take ourselves too seriously, but to take God seriously.
What does that look like when it comes to our Muslim neighbor?
Listen to my message below, delivered at St. John's Lutheran Church in Alexandria, VA on Sunday January 29, 2017.