Living Psalm 1-Easter 7B
Living Psalms Book
Psalms in the form of words and art, reborn in the specific contexts of our world, privileging the voices of historically marginalized communities and those acting in solidarity with them.
Living Psalm 1–Easter 7B
Happy are those who disrupt white supremacy,
Or resist capitalistic thinking,
And the thought that one way of knowing is the Only Acceptable Way.
But their delight is beside the God of Abundant Love,
And, the world of Justice, becoming, they conjure day and night.
They are like trees, rooted in exactly the right place,
Growing around the rocks and hard places,
Seasonally changing, fruiting, stretching, adapting,
In all that they do, they learn and grow.
The willfully wicked are not so,
But are like mosquitos to the call of money, greed, power, capitalism,
Buzzing in dissonance with compassionate care.
Therefore, those who cling to power will not thrive,
Nor, those who isolate in towers of money,
For God aligns with the places and people where the hurt is deepest,
And all these unjust systems will fall in service to liberation.
Living Psalm 1 for Easter 7B was written by Chris Davies.
Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community.
Logo is detail from Living Psalm 80 by Sophia Beardemphl, Redwoods, CA. Recovering from significant bullying, Sophia, age nine, read Psalm 80 and thought of brokenness that needs mending. She drew this broken and mended bowl.
© Copyright 2021 Chris Davies. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.