Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14


Epiphany - Year C


Give to each justice, wholeness.
Each of us are called to engage others as if we were both poor, 
   extending the mercy we have received.
Then mountain tops will not be removed, but roots will filter rain.
Then the cause of the poor will not be pre-judged as lazy.
Then the seasons will bind the generation.
Then water cycles will nourish land and sea.
Then care and peace will flourish.

Of course this can all get truncated by looking to my tribe to be at the top-of-the-heap. It is always good when oppression stops unless it is stopped by self-oppression. Those who have been designated winners and losers can always try to privilege or excuse themselves and return to dividing-the-spoils.

Reclaiming a place-at-the-table is not the same as claiming a priority among the others. Magi honor others — this may that be our model for interacting between cultures and classes within cultures.

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