Psalm 132

Where, Lord, are your children of community,
~~and where are your children of human unity?

Where are your former rule and order, Lord,
~~and honored borders under your sovereignty?

The seed of this generation is scattered past reach:
~~is this your plan?

As the ripened fruit drops and rolls its core to a new place,
~~and winged seeds flutter in the wayward wind,

and as the burr and barb snarl in fur and feather,
~~so they all fall by your design and plant a sign of your good nature:

and as surely as your friend the squirrel will lodge more acorns than he needs,
~~so each new life will embrace a greater season’s company.

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