Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

Pentecost +24 – Year A

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

Times have been tough.

Of course god has something to do with that. [wink]

We fear god will reverse engineer us into dust and mud.

So we appeal to god's patience with us.

Then we sort of blame god for having been away while we mice played.

We would rather be controlled than destroyed and we ask god to do so.

All of which ought to get us back to prosperity. [hooray! we tricked god again and live to see another day]

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The above ain't very poetical but it is familiar territory as we whine and blame, blame and whine.

Given the first two passages for the week, what have we missed about "love" that goes in all directions? What have we missed about a vision larger than our disappointment?

If we could get our heads and hearts and hands and health around these questions we might not again end up rehearsing this Psalm. Blessings upon you as you live through the tough times without bargaining yourself away.

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