Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Psalm 19


Epiphany 3 - Year C


Listening to the Universe (“Lord”, if you like) clarifies how short-run desires have long-term disasters associated with them. While doing one’s best to take a long-view does not assure good short-term decisions, it usually has a beneficial effect.

There are better outcomes by looking long, both fore and aft, and thus better results or “reward”s. Even so, unbidden and unseen errors creep in (some from looking long through short-lens glasses and some from focusing so long we miss an opportunity long prepared for or an opening in anticipation of a next step or two). And so the words of our mouth and meditations of our heart could use a liturgy to raise our consciousness and conscience.

Try this daily for the rest of Epiphany and see what light dawns.

A spirit of life is within me:
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting
grounding good news in reality
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting
being present with the poor
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting
keeping solidarity with captives
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting
removing blindfolds
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting
revealing discrimination
      Keep me from stupidly forgetting
naming belovedness everywhere
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting
sowing and nurturing gifts
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting
today in anticipation of tomorrow
     Keep me from stupidly forgetting

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