Taste and See: the family of God

Murillo Trinity

The Psalm for Trinity Sunday, the first day of this week, expresses thanks for the way that God incorporates the human family into his triune life.

Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

For the word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love.

Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

By his word the heavens were made,
by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
He spoke; and it came to be.
He commanded; it sprang into being.

Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

The Lord looks on those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.

Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and our shield.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
as we place all our hope in you.

Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Psalm 32:4-6,9,18-20,22

As the psalmist acknowledges, we place our hope in God.

God, also, places hope in us. How will you seek to live this day, to justify that hope?

Image: Murillo, The two Trinities, in the collection of the National Gallery, London.

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