RCL, YEar B, Proper 10

Amos 7:7-15

In our Bible reading, Amos, the great Blues Prophet, sings a song that no one wanted to hear.

This is not a Gospel Song about “Good Times Commeth.” No, this is a Blues Song. This is a song bout struggle and pain.

God has judged us,
And God said we wrong.

God Judged us,
And God said we wrong.

God Said destructions coming,
And it won't be long.

That’s a blues song that no one wanted to hear. A blues song that God instructed Amos to sing to His people.

Now singing this song could get you killed. You know sometimes even though the Blues singer must tell the truth, it can be a dangerous road

Amos, the Blues singing prophet, sang his song and got banished.

and the lesson for us today.

Is that sometimes we must sing a song no one wants to hear. Sometimes we much sing a song that will get us killed.

But the truth of the blues calls us to sing it. Amos sang it. You sing it.

“I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.”

Duke Ellington


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