“O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.”
Isaiah had prophesied, “But He shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land’s afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.” (11:4-5);
and “Indeed the Lord will be there with us, majestic; yes the Lord our judge, the Lord our lawgiver, the Lord our king, he it is who will save us.” (33:22).
Mighty Lord, Master Ruler,
is one of the faces of The Christ.
Beyond any guru prophet for whom I have longed in the past,
beyond charisma and confrontation,
this ONE GOVERNOR IN GOD is embedded in the heart
of each politician's best visions
and each lawmakers gut sense of justice, and
like Judge Judy or Dr. Phil
can also call such ones to task in a moment
making all evasion of truth blatant foolishness.
When I call you to rule in me,
you appear as Mother Teresa,
who sternly, solidly ruled an army of nuns and volunteers
to not even try to save Calcutta
but only, O ALMIGHTY LORD, tend its destitute dying.
What task do you have for me, Mother?
What foolishness do you discern
in my distracted heart?
Put me to work at the task YOU see at hand.