Living Psalm 15 – Pentecost 6C
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.
God, who tents with you on the peak?
The one with pitons and crampons of justice,
who will rappel down in rescue
for kindness’ sake.
A trekker with old-fashioned compass
looking like Bible or Tanakh,
Quran, Tipitaka, Vedas, Agamas,
for those lost with only a cell phone,
a talker who also Signs,
and speaks the language of silence,
a back-packer who carries
love, trail mix, and sunscreen to share.
A seasoned hiker who does not mock
an ambitious eight-year-old,
who does not damage creation,
or take another’s campsite.
And, also, those
who are activists against fracking,
against mountain-top removal mining,
but who serve city youth
that come to climb
and build their self-worth,
even when it slows the journey.
They do not try to own mountains,
or travel without permission
on sovereign tribal holy land,
but they find on the peakstent
a tent for shelter
and your perspective on the holy.
Living Psalm for Pentecost 6C: Psalm 15 was written by Maren Tirabassi.
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. Maren Tirabassi, editor
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 2022 Maren Tirabassi. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.