Speak Lord: Enlighten us for your people’s sake…

img_0977The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright.
or
Alleluia!

He is a light in the darkness for the upright:
he is generous, merciful and just.
The good man takes pity and lends,
he conducts his affairs with honour.

The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright.
or
Alleluia!

The just man will never waver:
he will be remembered for ever.
He has no fear of evil news;
with a firm heart he trusts in the Lord.

The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright.
or
Alleluia!

With a steadfast heart he will not fear;
open-handed, he gives to the poor;
his justice stands firm for ever.
His head will be raised in glory.

The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright.
or
Alleluia!

Psalm 111:4-9

The Responsorial Psalm for Mass tomorrow, the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, has us celebrate the good and, surely, also prompts us to long to be that good.

‘The’ good man is of course, Jesus. However as tomorrow’s Gospel reminds us he calls us to be light for the world, attractive and a force for what is good and best.

Some challenge, huh? But light is what we are called to be. And if that light cannot always eminate us, maybe we can strive always to be faithful in our witness to the true light, and and be as moon to his sun.

  • What attracts you to Jesus?
  • What about him do you most wish to be able to share with others?

Stained glass from Cromer Parish church. (c) 2010, Allen Morris

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