Taste and See: Trust

Burden bearing

Burden bearing

The purpose of this blog is to help us without participation in Sunday Mass, and to help enrich our lives outside of worship with the riches shared at Sunday Mass. Making the connection, and making the connection fruitful, is not always easy.

How things sound at Mass, and how we hear them, or otherwise engage with them outside of Mass can sometimes be very different indeed.

Take the responsorial psalm of last Sunday, the 25th in Ordinary Time. At Mass that psalm and its response can sound so persuasive, so much who and how we are.

How does it sound later on that same week, when we are back at work, and back in the thick of life?

The Lord upholds my life.

O God, save me by your name;
by your power, uphold my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
listen to the words of my mouth.

The Lord upholds my life.

For proud men have risen against me,
ruthless men seek my life.
They have no regard for God.

The Lord upholds my life.

But I have God for my help.
The Lord upholds my life.
I will sacrifice to you with willing heart
and praise your name for it is good.

The Lord upholds my life.

Psalm 53:3-6,8

  • Where have you been aware of putting your trust in God?
  • Where else have you looked for more sure support?
  • Speak to the Lord about this, and about any gap about how things were on Sunday and how things are today.

Figure from the Winter Palace, St Petersburg. (c) 2015, Allen Morris


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