Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pentecost +13 Sunday – C2

Pentecost +13 Sunday – C2

Years C
Psalm 71:1-6 or Psalm 103:1-8

Preemptive refuge is a tempting appeal to make. It helps us never arrive at a spot of needing healing, we never get bent-over.

This refuge seems to be based on a requisite quality and/or quantity of praise. One measure of this is how much of ourselves we put into praise and calling G*D to the qualities of mercy, grace, slowness to anger, and steadfastness in love.

Or, if we don't quite make it to preemptive refuge, we expect our praise will at least cut down on the time between our need and our rescue.

= = = = = = =

come quickly
come quickly effectively

so we cry out
and are echoed by all
in the grasp of injustice and cruelty

so we hear others cry out
and we echo their refrain
refuge, pity, vindication

may our cry
involve our lives
beyond god's machinery

recognize now
recognize now presence

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