The book of Obadiah is the shortest in the Old Testament. Short and sharp, it lambasts the people of Edom for their appalling pride, arrogance and gloating over their neighbours. Thank goodness that kind of public bragging and one-upmanship doesn’t go on in our enlightened times! Oh, wait…..
Thankfully, some 600 years after Obadiah’s time, Jesus modelled a radically different way: a path of humility and love, and of journeying as a caring, supportive church family. It’s the path we aim to follow at St Andy’s. Taking the ego away from centre-stage and focusing on him brings freedom, a sense of purpose, deep-down joy, and peace – both in the good times and through the tough times. Jesus called it “fullness of life”. It’s what we seek.
The people of Edom burrowed ever deeper into their corrosive egotism and self-glorification. Today, we all have our own choice to make.
This Sunday, 12 September, we take a closer look at Obadiah. Starting 10:30. We’re at 58 High St, Auchterarder, and via Zoom. For an invitation, please click the Message button, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.