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Amos 8:1-12
A basket of ripe fruit

As Anglican Christians, we are called at various moments in our Christian calendar to respond to two important questions: 

(1)  Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbour as yourself?

(2)  Will you strive for justice and peace among people, and respect the dignity of every human being?  

I believe that how we respond to these words defines us as followers of Jesus the Christ.

Today my friends, the prophet Amos has some strong words for us - Words about our regard for those neighbours who live in the shadows of our community, … in unjust situations.  

Amos asks us to think about the issue: when one person’s flourishing is another person’s end.