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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Iniquity and Steadfast Love

‘The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,  keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty, but visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.’
~ Exodus 34

Fourth generation of the fourth generation
visited by Genocide, Slavery, and War
rooted in Racism and Misogyny -
fateful lightning and terrible swift sword
shock and awe, silent deadly drone, fire and fury
Gettysburg-Hiroshima-My Lai-Wounded Knee-Tulsa-Edmund Pettus Bridge-Kent State
firehose, attack dogs, tear gas, profiling cop , nervous trigger finger
quiet neighbor, fellow worker, boy next door, least likely to, stays to himself
the lone wolf is not alone
never far from the pack.

Steadfast love
A thousand generations
Abounding through Grace Compassion, Care, Joy, Hope, Love, Life
before generations
before there was a "Lord"
as long as can be imagined, farther than Hubble can see and hear
timeless - spaceless
as near as breath
behind, around, and through
sunsets, summer breezes, music, laughter, dancing,
fresh fallen snow, ocean spray, majestic mountain
Never Alone
One Creation, One Humanity, One Eternal Presence
from generation to generation to generation to generation...forever

Iniquity visits - the Persistent Guest.
Steadfast Love abounds - the Eternal Host.

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