Psalm 4 – Volker Schunck

Listen to me when I call to you, God. Lord, you give me justice, and you comfort me in my fear. Be merciful to me and listen to my prayer!
You people with power, how long do you want to spit in my face? You stroke yourselves in your self-complacent vanity over your overeaten bellies and pervert the facts as you like.
But watch out! Don’t underestimate the power of God, who listens to my prayers and protects my ways.
My brothers and sisters, if they make you see red, don’t let your anger grow to hatred, but open your hearts in the silence in front of God. If possible, don’t do wrong and hope in the Lord.
Many of us have already given up hope that the good will win in the end.
Lord, fill us with your presence, and let your face shine upon us, that we may hope again.
The powerful trust in their social position in society, but you fill my heart with joy.
So I can sleep peacefully. You alone are my fortress and confidence, what already can people do to me. (Volker Schunck)


I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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