Improv on Psalm 122 A “Psalm of Ascents for March 24! and Health Care”

(light-hearted because my heart is lighter)

I was glad when they said to me,
you can have a colonoscopy,
maybe a mammogram,
an MRI for your friend,
an x-ray for the stranger, also.
Your child can have health care,
young men and women, recovery,
your elders be mended when
frail bones stumble.

Sometimes it is good
to storm the gates of Washington.

Our common life is bound together.
and, when the most vulnerable
are given safety and
the profits of the wealthy controlled,
we give thanks to God
and to the voices of a resistance
speaking out and standing up
emailing and phone calling
to make a difference
at the thrones of decision-making.

We pray for the well-being of all people.
For the sake of relatives and friends
and those whom we will never know —
we say, ‘Peace be within you.’

In the continuation of
Affordable Health Care Act
we have sought one another’s good.

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7 Responses to Improv on Psalm 122 A “Psalm of Ascents for March 24! and Health Care”

  1. Hello my friend, they threw in the towel…

  2. Steffie Kyte says:

    Lovely! I hope you forward a copy to the wonderful women in NH, such as Jeanne Shaheen, Annie Kuster, and Maggie Hassan!

  3. Titia Bozuwa says:

    Such a relief! Sane minds prevailed! Honest resistance works. Much to be grateful for. Now we have to pray the insurance companies won’t jack up their fees to make Obamacare look bad…

  4. Maren says:

    I know that is a real possibility, but it is lovely today to just celebrate.

  5. Thank you Maren. I appreciate your message and solidarity.

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