Living Psalm 22:25-31–Easter 5B
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: 25-31–Easter 5B
God is known by many names
named as breath and life
named within the limits of human imagination
called on by many who bring their praises
those who promise to care for all those who respect and love God.
The poor need to eat and be satisfied
those who seek God and offer their praises
will attend to the needs of the poor
they will provide for and feed all of God’s creation
the homeless will be given shelter
the children will have enough nutritious food to eat.
Souls that care will live forever in peace
they are sustained by the love of God
they are the shining light, reflecting the Divine
bringing change and healing to the world
holding love beyond love for all creation.
All the world remembers:
God of many faces reflecting the diversity of the world
God reflected in all creation – the rivers, the forests, the trees, the birds
God of all people seen as female, male, nonbinary, children
God who heals and nurtures the land and the seas
God who belongs to all creation.
The families of the nations know God
indigenous, Aboriginal, Sikh, root workers, healers and seers
people of the land with unnamed spiritualities
moon lovers, star walkers and sun gazers
all seeking and finding God in the deep mysteries of the unknown.
Future generations will be told about this God of all people
they will live the complexities of the multiplicity of Divine oneness
manifested as non-gender conforming, non-dualistic
seen and experienced in all things living
they will sing inclusive theologies of God
God made in the image and likeness of all creation.
Living Psalm 22: 25-31-Easter 5B was written by the Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson.
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 Karen Georgia Thompson. Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education. All publishing rights reserved.