Speak Lord: of your goodness for us

Picasso Study of hands

The Psalm at Mass tomorrow, the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, reminds us of the riches of God’s love, gifted to us. A love made know in his works of creation and salvation.

Fill us with your love so that we may rejoice.

Make us know the shortness of our life
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
Lord, relent! Is your anger for ever?
Show pity to your servants.

Fill us with your love so that we may rejoice.

In the morning, fill us with your love;
we shall exult and rejoice all our days.
Give us joy to balance our affliction
for the years when we knew misfortune.

Fill us with your love so that we may rejoice.

Show forth your work to your servants;
let your glory shine on their children.
Let the favour of the Lord be upon us:
give success to the work of our hands.

Fill us with your love so that we may rejoice.

Psalm 89:12-17

To us, for us: Pro nobis. God’s gifts of creation and salvation are for us to enrich us and draw us to the fulness of life.

We often lose sight of that and doubt and fear. But all is pro nobis. In God’s goodness is our treasure.

  • Give thanks

Study of hands by Picasso. Picasso Museum, Paris. Photograph (c) 2015, Allen Morris

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