13th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 1, paraphrased by Pastor William
Joy-filled are those
who ignore the naysayers,
who stay off the beaten path of evil,
who don’t re-post internet trolls.
No, the joy-filled follow God’s way of love;
thinking about it day and night.
They are like well-cared for trees;
producing plenty of fruit,
never wilting or fading,
always growing and flourishing.
On the other hand, the wrong-doers
are blown away like dust.
They are responsible for their behavior;
they have no leg to stand on.
God walks alongside the seekers of good,
but the evil-seekers are doomed.