Thursday, April 24, 2014

Psalm 16

Year A - 2nd Sunday of Easter or Assured 2
April 27, 2014

Holy Humor Sunday

“I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” (verse 8)

Ordinarily one would think that one couldn’t move because their way was blocked by something in front of them, blocking their move. Even a knight of chess that can move around corners can have a way forward blocked.

Traditionally the right hand is an offensive hand, the left being defensive. Right, sword; left, shield. What is it that is offensive but doesn’t move? Doctrine? But that is a different kind of offensive.

Theory: G*D is our right-hand plumb line, holding us true to living an image of steadfast love. 

Reality: we try to be G*D’s right-hand, a pleasure forevermore, and thus not dispensable in the great Correction Day.

It is perversely funny the way we try to wheedle our way into grace.

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