Speak Lord: call us to righteous work

Cable Street.jpg

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
or Alleluia!

Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;
for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.
Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,
with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs.

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
or Alleluia!

For the word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love.

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
or Alleluia!

The Lord looks on those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
or Alleluia!

Psalm 32:1-2,4-5,18-19

Once more the Responsorial Psalm at Mass tomorrow calls us to rejoicing and praise.

And this time it reminds us of a way to extend that joy and that praise, but joining ourselves with the works of justice and righteousness.

This Sunday we pray for Vocations. Often the focus is especially on vocation to priesthood and to the religious life. However these ministries do not exist in a vocation – they are all the stronger, and more likely to be responded to when the whole Church is united in a sense of her vocation to extend the life and ministry of Christ in all her members, in every aspect of their lives.

Detail of Mural of Battle of Cable Street. Shadwell, London. (c) 2011, Allen Morris

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