Let the mean people be terrible no more!

Get up God, don’t let the ungodly take over, let them hear of your outrage!

Put fear into them, and make it clear that they too are merely mortal!

Don’t stand off and hide in this time of trouble.

When the wicked’s only thought is that according to them, “There is NO God!” And if there were, God wouldn’t care what we do to each other!

NO! No! Rise up, O Holy One, lift up your hand, do NOT forget the afflicted; give justice to the orphan and oppressed, so that those who do not care may be terrible no MORE! Amen.

This is a very loose paraphrase of Ps. 9:19-20, 10:1, 4, 6, 10-12.

,,while the innocent are broken and humbled before them

About kathrynrickert

Possibly from watching the movie Bambie at the age of 6, I have had a life-long awareness that saying ONLY nice things, does not make the world just or kind. Thus, my 2009 doctoral dissertation..."Talking Back to God" , is one of the main aspects of the work I do. Always interdisciplinary, seeking connections across borders that are usually marked with DO NOT ENTER, I seek to pay attention, pray, think, create,and imagine using biblical laments, Christian worship texts, and the ordinary stuff of everyday life.
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