God’s people have drifted away from God, tried to do things on their own. Again. And it’s turned into a mess. Again. Which is why Sunday’s first reading (Isaiah) is yet another call to return to God.
Usually, after you mess it up and have to come back for help, you get to hear about everything you did wrong. Loaded with a lot of “I told you so,” while you admit that they were right all along. It pretty much sucks.
But that’s not God.
God’s response when we mess it up and have to come back for help? It’s about as far from “I told you so” as you can get.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for the Baptism of the Lord