Pentecost + 13 – Year B
Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9
Somehow a psalm to a king is not up to the standard of a call from a lover.
The movement described here is from our love of righteousness and hate of wickedness to then receiving the anointing or authority of G*D to put such into action.
Consider the difference it would make if that were reversed – that you have already been given the anointing (through creation) and authority (through fruit-eating) needed to be a discerning leader among those you are with. This leadership will clarify and assist making the moral decisions needed in our setting – between good and evil.
At best the lectionary deciders have given us a built-in screen to help us find the real energy of life – lovely lover rather than kingly power.