Friday, November 5, 2010

Psalm 82

Reflections on an Election

God takes His stand in His own congregation;

He judges in the midst of the rulers.

How long will you govern unjustly

And show partiality to the wicked? –Selah

Vindicate the weak and fatherless;

Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Rescue the weak and needy;

Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.

It’s been a long time

proving the same point

over and over again

people with means

don’t care for

those without means

and we can march on national holy sites

hold signs and chant slogans

we can vote out the corrupt

but the ones who take their place

will become just like the ones they replaced—Selah

If our hope is in voting booths

legislatures and the oval office

our hope is dead

in three thousand years

nothing has changed

because those who govern

care more about keeping power than

taking care of those in need

Rise up, O God, govern the earth,

for all the peoples are your possession.