reminder of a better way

 

We are a people of privilege and entitlement.
We are among the haves––
we have education,
connections,
power,
and wealth.
Too often we are indulgent and self-sufficient consumers.
We speak of our achievements and accomplishments.
Sometimes we offer God liturgies of disregard,
litanies of selves made too big.
But we hear faint reminders of
a better way.

+ W. Brueggeman, “Well Arranged Lives”
from Prayers for a Privileged People

 

MORE FROM BRUEGGEMAN
In remembering and in hoping
Catch us up into reality
on most days, a hard mix

 

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One thought on “reminder of a better way

  1. Steve says:

    Donald, if you like Waletr B. – try reading Prophetic Imagination. It’s a wonderful book and timeless. It speaks to many things we struggle with now, politically and economically and who are the real prophetic voices. (just did a rhetorical criticism paper on Bono’s 2006 Speech to the National Prayer Breakfast using W. Brueggemann’s book as a lens. Steve

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