Fading

One surprise with praying through the Psalms in numerical order is the occasional surprise. The confluence of Psalm 36 with police brutality was welcome. I stayed with that text for a bit longer than usual–a priest friend recommended listening carefully and repeatedly to God’s voice if necessary.

A few choice words from the Psalmist this morning:

Do not fret because of the wicked;
do not be envious of wrongdoers,
for they will soon fade like the grass,
and wither like the green herb. (37:1-2, NRSV)

I’m not feeling fretful about politics. Disgusted, yes. Angry too. But the reminder that soon the American GOP and its enablers will fade like …

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Fading

  1. Liam says:

    Well, Steve King managed to get over a third of the vote in his primary yesterday, but the GOP did manages to slough him off when he was no longer useful to.

    Quote of yesterday about something else:

    “This is an awful man, waving a book he hasn’t read, in front of a church he doesn’t attend, invoking laws he doesn’t understand, against fellow Americans he sees as enemies, wielding a military he dodged serving, to protect power he gained via accepting foreign interference, exploiting fear and anger he loves to stoke, after failing to address a pandemic he was warned about, and building it all on a bed of constant lies and childish inanity.”

    — Rev. Robert Hendrickson, Rector at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson

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