the daily purge 3-14-17


If you have ever been to the moon it is likely you wore a communications headset designed and manufactured by the fellas at Plantronics. OK, you haven’t travelled that far but maybe you spent time circling Earth in a shuttle, a Gemini space craft, or even hitching a ride on a weather satellite. If you have then you wore a Plantronics headset. Even famed psychonaut, Major Tom of David Bowie fame, wore Plantronics comgear. Who in The Purging Lutheran’s household has been to outer space? None of us. The boys in marketing at Plantronics decided long ago that they could market their space-age head gear to peeps who enjoy computer games. I don’t know the specifics behind computer gaming but I understand it is very popular with many people. This must have belonged to The Lad but why it was purged you’d have to ask My Sweet Rib. She is brutal when it comes to deciding what gets ‘sent along on its merry way’.

Psalm 8

God, brilliant Lord,
yours is a household name.
Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
toddlers shout the songs
That drown out enemy talk,
and silence atheist babble.

I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?

Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords of sheep and cattle,
even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming,
whales singing in the ocean deeps.
God, brilliant Lord,
your name echoes around the world.


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