Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Psalm 14: In Fear of Judgment

Vast corruption and
acts beyond abomination
have become our hallmarks
and are,
undoubtedly,
a denial of God.
A denial, in fact,
that obscures and cancels
our few good acts.

God has been Watching.
(I find this chilling.)
God looked upon us
to see if we were
Building the Kingdom,
to view what mischief
we had made.

I fear God
might have noticed.
God might have seen
the Church,
the followers of Christ.
God may have seen,
specifically,
American individuals
who claim to follow Christ.
God, perhaps,
Did notice our:
-Racist Past
(God, no, our present?)
-Tendency to Refusal
of Love to the Poor
,
-Our recent-
and seemingly final-
massive turnout
to Sexualize
our Lord
.

For the obdurately unreceptive, I refer here to the large numbers of people who arrived in force to vote, essentially, against homosexuality with a claim of morality. Not to be too ham-fisted, but I want to make sure that my point here is in no way misunderstood.

God probably noticed
that we are
altogether filthy
and are doing
No Good.

As Fools
we have said,
not the classic
“there is no God,”
but the altogether
more vile
“God is as We say.”

Where are those of
our number
speaking Knowledge?
Do we know nothing
of our Christ?
We systematically
destroy people
and this can
have nothing
to do with a
Living God.

Let us hope that
God, having noticed,
has not yet judged us.
God is righteous
and we are
decidedly
not.

We have shamed
the face of the poor
and the sick
and the gay
and the depressed
and the embarrassing
and the ugly
and the beautiful
world Our Lord has given.

(Listen:)
Would we return
to Torah
and, hence, to
communing with God
we would free
the billions
bound up by hatred.
And all the
cloud of witnesses
and all the
Saints would
Rejoice.

2/17/05

All are welcome,
Come to the table.

7 Comments:

At March 2, 2005 at 3:21 PM, Blogger Trav said...

"God is as We say." Brilliant.

 
At March 3, 2005 at 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll agree with Trav here. This Psalm is very good, Marty. Difficult to read, in a way, for its truthfulness. --Tim

 
At March 3, 2005 at 7:12 AM, Blogger Scott Jones said...

I always read them twice through. And this one got even better the second time.

 
At March 3, 2005 at 7:00 PM, Blogger kara said...

i miss you Bubba.... i really wish you had a phone.

 
At March 4, 2005 at 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

me too

 
At March 9, 2005 at 3:43 PM, Anonymous Nina said...

And so do I

 
At April 3, 2005 at 5:46 PM, Blogger chase said...

marty,
i miss you friend.
ira

 

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