Amos goes to the evening service

Where is this worship that you speak of?
I only see formulae

Carefully constructed sets
To lull us into peace
But I have developed resistance
To this musical Calpol.

Away with the sound of your feasts
What does the Lord require of you?
Justice. Mercy. Humility.
Give him more than three chords.

Do your duty beyond the sanctuary:
At the food bank box and the bank,
In the office on Monday morning.
Give him the first fruits of your labour
And your last thought at night.

Lift your voice to the Lord
Not just when there is a screen
But when there is sinister silence
Surrounding the needs of the hurting.

This is your spiritual act of worship;



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