Speak Lord: faithful one, speak

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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.
It is the Lord who loves the just,
the Lord, who protects the stranger.

My soul, give praise to the Lord. or Alleluia!

The Lord upholds the widow and orphan
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 145:7-10

The Responsorial Psalm on Sunday,  the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, reminds that the Just One, the Reconciling One, and the Healing One is God. It is his love and care for us that is our inspiration, and our enabling for ministry. His is the love that shames us when we do not care to try… and that offers encouragement and hope when we try and fail.

It is not our job to earn that love or impress the Lover. The only challenge is to allow the Lover to win our love.

  • What do you love about God?
  • What might God love about you?
  • What might  God hope you can love in others?

Bring your thoughts to the Lord in prayer.

The Visitation (panels decorating the Breton Cross in Lourdes, for the Year of Mercy). (c) 2016, Allen Morris

 

 

 

 

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