Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Psalm 51:1-12


Pentecost +10 - Year B


Where through the Bathsheba incident (see how it can be dismissed as an aberration) would you have David penning this song? Was it his recognition of desire? or after Nathan’s story?

Might this much of a psalm be appropriate whenever a desire pops up, whether for food or sex?

Probably. Unfortunately it leaves things hanging. Does my desirous heart come clean this easily. Probably not.

Blessings on your engagement of the difficultly of real-life behavioral change. Recognition of a needed change is important, but then it takes the work of making a change and not just leaving it to G*D. This is a set-up to have someone to blame for failing to change. And if that someone is G*D, all the better. It is nowhere near as effective to blame an underling when an overlord is available to blame (but it can be a bit more dangerous).

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