Speak Lord: Our light

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The Lord is my light and my help.

The Lord is my light and my help;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
before whom shall I shrink?

The Lord is my light and my help.

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,
for this I long,
to live in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life,
to savour the sweetness of the Lord,
to behold his temple.

The Lord is my light and my help.

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living.
Hope in him, hold firm and take heart.
Hope in the Lord!

The Lord is my light and my help.

Psalm 26:1,4,13-14

The Responsorial psalm on Sunday, tomorrow, has us acclaim the Lord as our light and our help.

We are gathered by his light. Unlike moths, attracted by a lamp and then held captive by it, we are set free by the light of the Lord. We are set free to live attentive to his light within us, and to share that life, that relationship with him, with others.

Plaque. Golders Green Crematorium. (c) 2014, Allen Morris.

 

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