Speak Lord: Make us new, let us see.

Tabgha

The Psalm for the 4th Sunday of Easter reminds of the dramatic reversal between the rejection of Jesus as a blasphemer and injurious to faith in the true God and the recognition that in Jesus God is with us and for us.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.
or
Alleluia!

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love has no end.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in men;
it is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.
or
Alleluia!

I will thank you for you have answered
and you are my saviour.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.
or
Alleluia!

Blessed in the name of the Lord
is he who comes.
We bless you from the house of the Lord;
You are my God, I thank you.
My God, I praise you.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
for his love has no end.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.
or
Alleluia!

Psalm 117:1,8-9,21-23,26,28-29

Such a dramatic reversal may be rare, but reversals as such are not uncommon!

Sometimes the rejected becomes the accepted; and sometimes the previously accepted calls out to be rejected.

Prejudice and habit can blind us to the truth. This day let us pray for the freedom to see things for how they truly are.

Photograph of the rock at Tabgha where the multiplication of the loaves is commemorated. (c) 2007, Allen Morris.

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