Psalm 52: A Letter to Wall Street and Those of Similar Persuasion

Psalm 52. He and she who has ears to hear let them listen. To the fat cats of American capitalism:

Why do you boast, O mighty one,
of mischief done against the godly?
All day long you are plotting destruction.

Your tongue is like a sharp razor,
you worker of treachery. You love evil more than good,
and lying more than speaking the truth.

You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living.

The righteous will see, and fear,
and will laugh at the evildoer, saying,

“See the one who would not take
refuge in God,
but trusted in abundant riches,
and sought refuge in wealth!”

But [we are] like a green olive tree
in the house of God.

[We] trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.

[We] will thank you forever,
because of what you have done.

In the presence of the faithful
[we] will proclaim your name, for it is good.

(Psa 52:1–9)

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Wess

...is the William R. Roger Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.