Speak Lord: Loving obedience

DSC00987 disciples.jpgHere I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

I waited, I waited for the Lord
and he stooped down to me;
he heard my cry.
He put a new song into my mouth,
praise of our God.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings,
but an open ear.
You do not ask for holocaust and victim.
Instead, here am I.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

In the scroll of the book it stands written
that I should do your will.
My God, I delight in your law
in the depth of my heart.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

Your justice I have proclaimed
in the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed;
you know it, O Lord.

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.

Psalm 39:2,4,7-10

The Responsorial Psalm on Sunday, the second Sunday in Ordinary Time, draws us into a fresh commitment to the Lord.  It puts on our lips fresh words acknowledging his call, and an answer from us – I come to do your will.

There are so many ways in which we can fulfil the will of the Lord, and many in which we may hold back and hesitate.

  • Where do you most see yousrself as hearing and responding to God?
  • Where do you hear him and hesitate or refuse?
  • Where do you not hear?

Bring your responses to God in prayer.

Stained glass. St Mary’s Warwick. (c) 2016, Allen Morris

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