Living Psalm 33:1-12– After Pentecost 2A
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.
Remember, you who say you do good.
Remember what it means to be good
and feel that rhythm pulse through your entire being
so that you can only dance with joy.
Remember what it is like when everything
feels so new, when it feels like
anything and everything could happen.
Remember how it was before you
grew so tired and old.
Remember that kind of wonder
and delight that stands on the shoreline
and twinkles in the night skies
with the promise of justice and love.
Try to remember through
all that scares you. Feel that
grace breathe upon you
so that your mouth is full of love.
Shake yourself up like a soda bottle
exploding into a messy, sticky wonder
where the only response is laughter.
Let this be what we remember together
rather than focusing on all that has gone wrong
and all that could still go wrong. There is enough frustration.
Let us remember all that goodness and
invite each other to keep dancing.
Living Psalm for 33:1-12 was written by Elsa Anders Cook.
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.
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