Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Psalm 17:1-7, 15

Pentecost +7 - Year A

Psalm 17:1-7, 15

All those who acknowledge G*D's right hand will find refuge there. Those who don't, won't. This is very convenient when we are convinced that our cause is just, our good looks quite sufficient, our perspective on any given issue at hand - accurate down to the last detail.

Because of our special relationship, G*D is as good as a trained hunting dog - ready to sic our point and fetch whenever we identify our prey, our enemy.

This is so comforting to us and so dangerous to others. Can you imagine Jesus operating in this fashion when he has a great need to get away and can't. Listen to the Psalm through a Jesus lens instead of a Jacob/Israel lens.

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