Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pentecost +16 Sunday – C2

Pentecost +16 Sunday – C2

Years C
Psalm 14 or Psalm51:1-10

It may be enough to simply refer folks to Psalm 14 from The Message and add a question about my level of rope skipping and singing laughter because G*D and I have taken the side of victims. How are your levels?

Bilious and bloated, they gas, "God is gone."
Their words are poison gas,
fouling the air; they poison
Rivers and skies;
thistles are their cash crop.

God sticks his head out of heaven.
He looks around.
He's looking for someone not stupid—
one man, even, God-expectant,
just one God-ready woman.

He comes up empty. A string
of zeros. Useless, unshepherded
Sheep, taking turns pretending
to be Shepherd.
The ninety and nine
follow their fellow.

Don't they know anything,
all these impostors?
Don't they know
they can't get away with this—
Treating people like a fast-food meal
over which they're too busy to pray?

Night is coming for them, and nightmares,
for God takes the side of victims.
Do you think you can mess
with the dreams of the poor?
You can't, for God
makes their dreams come true.

Is there anyone around to save Israel?
Yes. God is around; God turns life around.
Turned-around Jacob skips rope,
turned-around Israel sings laughter.

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shape a genesis week
from the chaos of my life*

let there be light
shining into that which I do not know
of myself or beyond

let there be separations
dividing out water from water
clarifying otherwise confusion

let there be gatherings
of like portions into weight of substance
enough precipitate to work with

let there be distinctions
where shadows and mystery
play every evening and morning

let there be more than expected
out of basic structure
more life than was imaginable

let there be life upon
as well as life within
even life for care-takers

let there be pause
cessation to affirm forever
a goodness unbelieved

let there be a recapitulation
of goodness goodness
finding its way every way

let there be a rebirth
now and ever of my birth
and G*D's birth

let there be a new genesis
from within and beyond
every previous let be

let there be dancing on Sabbath
let there be Sabbath in dance
let there be "let there be"

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* from Psalm 51:10, The Message


  1. hey You are theitical thetical positive

  2. Thanks, I think.
    Are you willing to say a bit more?


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