Today's Reading: Amos 6-9
At the end of a long and weary day, there is nothing like a good meal, a good glass of wine, a good book and your own comfortable bed. You sink into these comforts of home and give out an audible sigh of contentment.
Amos reminds us to not get complacent in our comfort. If our "ivory beds" and "bowls of wine" keep us from remembering those in our communities who are suffering, who are exiled from their families, who are foreigners in our midst, we need a wake up call pulling us out of our bed and onto our knees.