Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Psalm 15: who can be trusted with power?

Thanks to Elizabeth Cauthorn of Viva!Books for posting this version of Psalm 15, just in time for President's day. What kind of leaders should be hope for?

Psalm 15
Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.

(The Psalms, translations by Stephen Mitchell)

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