Taste and See: Over-reaching sin

Skyscraper Philadelphia

The Psalm on Sunday, the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, is a humble confession of sin, and and of thanks to the Lord:

Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin.

Happy the man whose offence is forgiven,
whose sin is remitted.
O happy the man to whom the Lord
imputes no guilt,
in whose spirit is no guile.

Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin.

But now I have acknowledged my sins;
my guilt I did not hide.
I said: ‘I will confess
my offence to the Lord.’
And you, Lord, have forgiven
the guilt of my sin.

Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin.

You are my hiding place, O Lord;
you save me from distress.
You surround me with cries of deliverance.

Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin.

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
exult, you just!
O come, ring out your joy,
all you upright of heart.

Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin.

Psalm 31:1-2,5,7,11

We are sinners, and the failures of the past and present are indeed ours. But we are also loved, the beloved, of God. In this we find our identity, sinners saved.

  • For what do you give thanks?
  • How do you live your thanks?

Skyscrapers, Philadelphia. (c) 2007, Allen Morris.

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