We create our own gods of avarice, desire, gluttony and sloth
1. When all the other gods
have come together,
the Lord God judges them and says:
2. How long will you keep judging unfairly
and favouring evil people?
These other gods control our hearts displacing you and misdirecting our priorities
3. Be fair to the poor and to orphans
Defend the helpless
and everyone in need.
We ignore the struggling of the vulnerable and add to their burdens
4. Rescue the weak and homeless
from the powerful hands
of heartless people.
Our judgement is clouded and our sight blinded by short-term gain
5. None of you know
or understand a thing.
You live in darkness,
while the foundations
of the earth tremble.
We are addicted to consumerist lifestyles that are destroying the Earth’s life giving support systems
6. I, the Most High God, say
that all of you are gods
and also my own children
We spend our energy on our possessions, allowing them to possess us
7. But you will die,
just like everyone else,
including powerful rulers.
Our priorities are ourselves and our gods which we empower for our own ends
8. Do something, God!
Judge the nations of the earth;
they belong to you.
May we turn around and seek urgently to change ourselves rather than the climate. In your mercy may we seek wholeness and fulfilment.
In the name of the Creator, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, for now and evermore, in a World without End. Amen.