The reading from Isaiah points to something we haven’t seen before, foreigners mentioned as something other than enemies to be delivered from. Now foreigners, Gentiles are included in God’s plan.
But just what that means isn’t clear from Isaiah.
Sometimes being included really just means getting to pick from whatever’s left over. Like that last slice of pizza no one else wants.
That’s not what it means here. Sunday’s Epistle (Ephesians) tells us the place Gentiles have in God’s plan. And God’s version of being included is anything but leftovers.
More on this tomorrow.