Speak Lord: Of love and care

Images of mercy, Nowa Huta, CracowTomorrow, during the Mass of the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, we sing a psalm that rehearses the active love of God. God does not ‘just’ love, he serves.

Philosophers may struggle to comprehend how this can be and how we can make sense of this, alongside all the other things we say of God. In faith, though, we know it to be true, and a truth that will not go away. Thank God.

And in the psalm we do.

My soul, give praise to the Lord or Alleluia! 

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

My soul, give praise to the Lord or Alleluia! 

It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

My soul, give praise to the Lord or Alleluia! 

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

My soul, give praise to the Lord or Alleluia! 

Psalm 145:6-10

How God is, is how we are called to be.

And our response to that call is enabled by God through countless graces. God chooses to extend his love and care to others, by his love and care of us. If we will let him – let him love and care for us, let him help us reach out to others.

  • How today is God present to you?
  • How would you describe God to another person, from your experience in life?
  • Give thanks to God for his service to you.

‘Images of mercy’, from the Church of Nowa Huta, Cracow. (c) 2013, Allen Morris.

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