A visual meditation on Isaiah 5:1-7 and Isaiah 11:1-5. Isaiah compares Judah to a vineyard. It was expected to produce the sweet wine of justice and righteousness, but only produces the wild grapes of bloodshed and caused an outcry of pain. The vintner lets is fall apart. One day, though, a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse who will be a vine that leads with Justice and Righteousness.
How do we deal with the violence of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:20-39. He puts God to the test. Then, when he wins, he slaughters 450 of his enemies. Does Elijah represent the same God that Jesus calls Abba?
These images walk through the first chapter of Ruth. Naomi has lost everything and Ruth vow to stay with her until the end.