In your sight, Lord, the whole world is like a grain of dust that tips the scales,
like a drop of morning dew falling on the ground.
Yet you are merciful to all, because you can do all things
and overlook men’s sins so that they can repent.
Yes, you love all that exists, you hold nothing of what you have made in abhorrence,
for had you hated anything, you would not have formed it.
And how, had you not willed it, could a thing persist,
how be conserved if not called forth by you?
You spare all things because all things are yours, Lord, lover of life,
you whose imperishable spirit is in all.
Little by little, therefore, you correct those who offend,
you admonish and remind them of how they have sinned,
so that they may abstain from evil and trust in you, Lord.
The first reading at Mass yesterday, the 31st Sunday of the Year, reminds of the Lord’s love and mercy. God hates sin, the sometime product of our lives, but loves the sinner, and works to restore us to our proper purpose and end.
Loves us, not just tolerates us. Loves us and wants to restore us to the fulness of joy in his presence and in our living of our lives. We find wholeness and lasting joy in embracing the spirit of God which is in us and in all things..
God is in all things.
- In what do you see God today?
- In what,today, can you not see God?
Bring your responses to God in prayer.
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