Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pentecost +14 Sunday – C2

Pentecost +14 Sunday – C2

Years C
Psalm 81:1, 10-16 or Psalm 112

G*D faces the same issues that face every "image of G*D" when life goes astray.

Externalization: giving them over to their "stubborn hearts". It is their fault, let them live with the consequences.

Internalization: steadfast presence of grace, mercy, and presence. To be light that continues to rise in the darkness.

And so America, land of the free, continues to build more and more prisons with less and less health care or rehabilitation for more and more prisoners. [article] This is a one sided approach, dividing G*D from G*D.

= = = = = = =

from where and whence
will righteousness' wholeness
not be moved

for now it is tied to remembrance
it is clear in hindsight
but oh so cloudy today and tomorrow

having seen results
we can sift and winnow evil
assigning it its cause

recognizing situations differ
as well as continue
brings dissonance of head and heart

our evil-dar goes on the blink
in the blink of an eye
a wink of conspiratorial delay

until finally we see grace
and it so deeply angers us
we divide self from self

until calico cats and gingham dogs
thoroughly obliterate reconciliation
and we sink into eternal mourning

hardly daring to peek into tomorrow
for a better world to tie to
with every fiber of today

with time split from time
person from person
only hope and despair are left

choose you this day
whom you will serve
and you will be well served

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