Speak Lord: as we praise you…

Chreist in Majesty, Spilled Blood

The Responsorial Psalm on Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, is a song of praise.

Singing the song, using the inspired word of God – in which God reveals himself to us, and draws us to life – we praise God for his good works, and in particular for the Resurrection of Jesus.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.
or
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Let the sons of Israel say:
‘His love has no end.’
Let the sons of Aaron say:
‘His love has no end.’
Let those who fear the Lord say:
‘His love has no end.’

The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad.

O Lord, grant us salvation;
O Lord, grant success.
Blessed in the name of the Lord
is he who comes.
We bless you from the house of the Lord;
the Lord God is our light.

Psalm 117:2-4,22-27

God’s saving act in raising Jesus from the dead reveals his eternal and saving purpose for humankind. What God has done he continues to do, in and through the same Christ – and for this we give thanks. Easter is present reality, not just past event, and not just commemoration either.

  • How does God save you?
  • How do you cooperate with God’s saving love?
  • How do you resist it?
  • How might you better cooperate with it?

Image of Christ in Glory. Cathedral of the Spilled Blood, St Petersburg. (c) 2015, Allen Morris.

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