Friday, May 24, 2013

Lift Up Your Hearts!


The news hasn't been good. The Religion of Peace is acting with characteristic savagery, the Administration stonewalls, lies and bullies, ammo's too expensive or unavailable altogether and we're being smitten by a plague of tornadoes. Oh, I almost forgot! Mainstream Anglicanism in the West has become a sort transsexual pantomime.


So here's a version of the Lord's Prayer to lift the spirits and get everyone closer to the goddess.

Our mother who art in earth 
hallowed be thy creation 
shekinah come 
indwell wisdom 
within this mortal person 

you give us this day 
our daily cup 
attend our deepest wounds 
for we are called to birth life anew 

tempt us with your beauty 
to pursue your desire 
and deliver us from all slavery 
present this hour 

for thine is the drink of passion 
that nursed a manger baby 
great found of mystery 

now and forever, amen.


Pretty neat, eh? Here's some more. It's a form of intercession to be used at a women's Eucharist. 

"Sophia Wisdom: Our world community today, broken, unhealed and full of suffering, cries out for women's voices and leadership. We need women witness daily for nonviolence in a world gone mad with the power of weapons and guns and greed. 

Getting rid of the guns and greed

We need women put their bodies on the line and witness to the Powers that Be to stop bloodshed. We need women name our government's squandering of the people's money. We need women call our government, church, and all institutions to transparency, conversion, and accountability. 

Wall Street Trembles

We need women speak up to the government and voice the basic needs of the grassroots -- which have gone unmet for so long. We need women preach the Good News to the poor, the oppressed and exploited, and to empower them mightily. 

Afflicting the Rich

We need women boldly proclaim the Gospel so that it afflicts the rich and comfortable -- who need shaking up. We need women name the injustices-which are many-that take us away from the fullness of our humanity. 

We Demand Respect!

We need women demand respect for our Earth and her life-giving waters. We need women restore us and our lives to wholeness/holiness-and to recreate us as community."

You Clowns

What a gang of clowns.



Adrienne said...

Oh dear Lord! You've just about ruined my evening. Thanks a lot!

Funny - I just got through having a discussion with a male co-worker in which I laid forth the fact that I really didn't like (most) women very much. Waaaaaaay too catty and nasty for me.

LSP said...

Sorry Adrienne -- I thought you'd enjoy that post.

Woman priest? No such beast.

Adrienne said...

Well - I did enjoy it in a snarky way ;-)

LSP said...

Nothing like a good old fashioned Sophia prayer to get the blood flowing in the morning, Adrienne!

Michael Gollop SSC said...

"Mainstream Anglicanism in the West has become a sort of transsexual pantomime."

Thank you for that - it (almost) made up for the photographs and the 'liturgy'!
If this really is the future, then God help us!

LSP said...

Glad you liked the line, MG.

You'd have enjoyed last year's General Convention (GC12)-- Gene Robinson was looking distinctly conservative and I don't say that lightly...