Living Psalm 22:23-31 – Lent 2 B
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 22:23-31—Lent 2 B
Who do you think you are, people of faith!? How do you think we got here? (Spoiler alert: it’s God.)
Our faith survived generations because we adapted and innovated. (and colonized. And killed. Let’s be real.)
But God keeps offering us redemption. So I praise God. (And all that is divine.)
God is with those who are most and multiply oppressed. So: so am I.
Because God has been with me through all this shit.
So I will be attentive to how I can help God keep making this world better.
When I cried so hard my body shook, God was with me.
So I will show up, the best I can:
For the poor, the hungry, the lonely.
Those who have not had Choice to live abundantly.
There IS enough for EVERYONE in this world.
Enough Food. Love. Care. Meaningful Work. Home. Gardens. Earth. Liberation.
All the world could engage to remember that we have all we need and more… and this is not ours, but God’s.
The creation, the communities, the creatures; and those who care for them? God’s.
To God I offer humble thanks. And a partnership to work towards a better world, until I am but dust.
Because I want my great-great-great-great- granddaughter to survive. And thrive.
I want that for yours, too.
Living Psalm 22: 23-31, for Lent 2 B, was written by rev dr. 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.
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