Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Reflection on Psalms 133 and Brexit

         Psalm 133 (below) is quite short as psalms go, and yet is says so very much about God’s intensions for us all. Unity is about living together as the people of God, it is about mutual support and love. This Unity is also about everyone on this planet earth, it is not restricted to national or political boundaries. A concept some have lost in the whole Brexit fallout.

We find it so easy to identify the differences between people, be it accent, language, colour if the skin, social standing, gender, physical ability, size, and looks. Yet it is not the differences in the person who is under the microscope that matter, it is the person who is homing in on these differences that really matters, for they are the wrong ones. They fail to understand, or just choose to ignore for selfish gain, that we are ‘all’ equal, we are all one.

If only we did cherish unity above disunity then we would be truly blessed in this life, and would be so much closer to what God had intended earthly life to be like, that is Heaven. When God created humankind He did not create us a perfect, but only as ‘good’, like the rest of creation, just good.

Psalm 133

Behold how good and pleasant it is
to dwell together in unity.

It is like the precious oil upon the head,
running down upon the beard,

Even on Aaron’s beard,
running down upon the collar of his clothing.

It is like the dew of Hermon
running down upon the hills of Zion.

For there the Lord has promised his blessing:
even life for evermore.

(Psalm 133 NRSV)

Cite this article as: Fr. Jeffrey A.Leach.CBV, "Reflection on Psalm 133 and Brexit" in Community of the Blessed Virgin Blog, 27 September 2016, http://cbvprayer.blogspot.co.uk/

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