Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

Easter 5 - Year A

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

Yes, in extremis we run to G*D, to a source of meaning, to our last best hope of refuge.

Yes, we implore, we promise, we bargain, we resign ourselves in any number and combination of ploys to get what we want.

Yes, we continue to commit ourselves well past any reasonable suggestion of whatever would pass for success in this plight.

And still we need to change. We even die. Prepared or not, here comes a next test of what we believe and what we will do to confirm that belief or modify it or reject it.

So, sing your song of constancy. Parade your surety. Just know it is a moment. We can sometimes look back and be a psalmist and sometimes we look back and say, “What was I thinking?”

Wherever you find your refuge these days, may it include justice for others who are not able to have that same sense of protection from prosecution.

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