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Friday, June 3, 2016

The Politics of God--A Paraphrase Of Psalm 146

In today's poisonous political climate, it's important to take this passage from our upcoming Sunday lectionary to heart. When all of our current chaos is behind us, we will finally realize that only the politics of God really matter.
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Praise Yahweh! Praise Yahweh!
All of us with united voice shout praise to Yahweh!

The Pledged Delegates' Loyalty Pledge

We pledge allegiance to Yahweh as long as we live.
    We proclaim God’s praises with every breath.
We will never place our confidence in other heads of nations;
    We will never trust in them for help.
We know that when their brief time is over,
    that all their vain promises will evaporate with them.
But our unwavering confidence is in Yahweh our supreme commander-in-chief,
    our hope is in the Creator and Lord of all,
Lord of heaven and earth,
    the sea, and everything in them,
    who keeps every promise forever.

The God Party's Party Platform

Yahweh brings about justice for the oppressed,
    offers food for the hungry.
Yahweh frees prisoners
     opens the eyes of the blind.
Yahweh lifts up those who are downtrodden
    loves the godly and upright.
The Lord protects refugees and immigrants,
    cares for orphans and the homeless,
    but frustrates the plans of the wicked.

The Lord will reign forever
    and will remain faithful throughout all generations.
Praise Yahweh!

- paraphrase of Psalm 146
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