Sunday, January 22, 2017

Psalm 73

I remain proud to be an American citizen and just as proud as well as thankful also to be a Canadian citizen during these dark days. I hope to live long enough to see America and world freed from the scourge that has befallen us. 

The first Sunday of the Trump Administration is an appropriate occasion to read Psalm 73. During the 2016 election campaign, New York Times columnist David Brooks pointed out that the author of Psalm 73 must have had a group very like President Trump and his minions in mind. 
I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked...
Thus pride adorns them as a necklace;
violence clothes them as a robe.
Out of such blindness comes sin
evil thoughts flood their hearts.
They scoff and spout their malice;
from on high they utter threats.
their tongues roam the earth.
They set their mouths against the heavens,
So my people turn to them
and drink deeply of their words.