“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
The impatient prophet Micah lived in a time of severe and looming threats, political corruption, public anxiety and uncertainty about what the next steps should be. This Sunday’s Narrative Lectionary selection offers a timely reminder of what the prophet called the people of the Southern Kingdom to remember as the Assyrian Empire threatened its very existence.
Do justice: Put the well-being of all ahead of grasping and greedy personal priorities.
Love kindness: Treat everyone you meet at least as well as you would like to be treated by others.
Walk humbly with your God: There is no point to boasting of your personal spiritual achievements or demonstrations. We are all One in Truth, and our individual paths are one path.
Today, although the world around me may be fearful or confusing, I AM centered in my true identity as infinite Spirit. I express justice, kindness and humility in all my choices, and I AM deeply grateful for the joy that is mine in return.