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Tuesday’s Thoughts: An Artful Response

Tuesday’s Thoughts: An Artful Response

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OK. Well, this is sort of artful. It is in response to Psalm 31. My haiku: Vulnerable babesHide in mother's wingsSheltered from harm A couple things that I noticed in response to this Psalm: God is given many images in this Psalm, one which includes the "wings that shelter". Sheltering wings are a mother's job. So, the image is God as mother. Also, mother's can protect. It isn't just the father's job. This complicates the religious binary that becomes so much of the conversation. [Personal opinion: Let's lose the binary!] The Psalmist is going through a lot of emotions in this poem/song. While they at once declare God is with them offering protection, they describe a lived reality in which God must feel a zillion miles away. They are depressed, scared, being go...
Three Dollars of God

Three Dollars of God

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I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk, or a snooze in the sunshine.I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant.I want ecstasy, not transformation.I want warmth of the womb, not a new birth.I want a pound of the Eternal in a paper sack.I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.