Last night I whipped out my gap year study on a prophecy by Amos to add to a discussion on poverty and the need for justice.
Out of this study, 2 verses (1 not from Amos, sorry) jumped out afresh and hit me between the eyes. They are loaded with emotion right from God's heart and these 2 sentences (just 14 words) could even sum up his cry throughout the whole of history:
'How did I make you tired of me?' (Micah 6:3)
'Come back to me and live' (Amos 5:4)