Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Pentecost - Year C

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Might we modify verse 33 to read: "I will sing with G*D as long as ever I can; we will dance mutual praise while being lasts."

This is more in keeping with "one's own image" serenading "one's own". It is the Pentecostal breakthrough of a present experience where unexpected people are heard singing one's own heart's desire and we respond.

In this mutuality we find an elusive blessing long-sought down dusty lanes of a divine right of praise reception.

Perhaps this poem by Rilke will help:

Only in our doing can we grasp you.
Only with our hands can we illumine you.
The mind is but a visitor;
it thinks us out of our world.

Each mind fabricates itself.
We sense its limits, for we have made them.
And just when we would flee them, you come
and make of yourself an offering.

I don't want to think a place for you.
Speak to me from everywhere.
Your Gospel can be comprehended
without looking for its source.

When I go toward you
it is with my whole life.

Rilke's Book of Hours    I, 51

 

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