It shall be overgrown with thorns and thistles 

Noel Brady, Pastor Emeritus, Fitzroy North, Melbourne, reflects on the reading from Isaiah 5:1-7 in the light of US presidential elections. 

Since retiring my opportunities to celebrate Eucharist have dwindled, so when asked last week to preside on Sunday, with six priest concelebrants I accepted the invitation with alacrity. Turning my mind to the readings I noted the 1st reading came from the prophet Isaiah (5:1-7).

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