Speak Lord: Rule us

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The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp
with the sound of music.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
acclaim the King, the Lord.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Let the sea and all within it, thunder;
the world, and all its peoples.
Let the rivers clap their hands
and the hills ring out their joy
at the presence of the Lord.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

For the Lord comes,
he comes to rule the earth.
He will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with fairness.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Psalm 97:5-9

The Responsorial Psalm at Mass tomorrow, the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, invites us to rejoice, and gives us our motivation – the fairness of the rule of the Lord.

In recent days we may have been concerned about the justice and fairness of our earthly rulers – governments, presidents-elect and the like. But the psalm has us remember that ultimately we belong not to earthly kingdoms or republics but to the Kingdom of God.Now that is surely good for us for the Lord is good.

But what sort of citizens of his Kingdom are you and I? How will we fit in?

  • Where do you practice justice and fairness?

Not a harp in sight – but plenty of praise! Stained glass. St Tysilio’s Church, Menai Bridge. (c) 2016, Allen Morris

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