Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

Year A - Pentecost +2 or Community Practice 2
June 22, 2014

We seem to bounce back and forth between our privileged assertions and our discouraged whines. 

When it seems all is right with the world, i.e., I’m getting mine, there is not much room for consideration of the plight of others and we need to be importuned by those our privilege negatively affects.

When one too many strikes against us has happened, i.e., we are feeling worm-low, there is only one thing left for us to do and that to importune some hoped for universal possibility to re-balance the scales.

This is another of the many Psalms that calls out for our sense of privilege, of all being right, to be established or reestablished more securely than ever.

How does it suit you today? 

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Presuming verses 16-17 being a reference to Hagar, might we extend the personal plea at the end to also be a plea from Hagar against Sarah? How does that suit you? Would you hope for more from Hagar? From yourself?

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