Psalm 141: The Goody-good’s Psalm
“Why be such a goody-good?” they say.
“Rules are there to be broken!
If you want something, take it.
If it feels good, do it!
See what you can get away with!”
I want to fit in but I want to be good.
What is right? What is wrong?
Do I do what I should?
They promise me wealth but I know it is stolen
They promise me friendship but I know it is false.
Help me, God! Protect me, God.
Be a guard on my mouth so I say what is true
Be a guard on my life as I choose what to do.
Photo: a stained glass window honouring the women of the church, Blenheim Presbyterian Church.