Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ever read something that disconcertingly expresses your own thought?

From the complementary psalmody for Midday Prayer:
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
We are filled with contempt.
Indeed all too full is our soul
with the scorn of the rich,
with the proud man's disdain.
I would take out "we" and put in "I". Sometimes I look at myself in a detached way and feel a little frightened by how scornful I can sometimes be. I'm really not going to be able to explain that attitude to the God who humbled himself even to death on a cross.

1 comment:

Rachel Ann said...

This is why Said Sower will change your life (from their song "When I Don't Believe):

Humbled I am
To know you
For humbly you came
To show me