Taste and Say: Purpose and joy

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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

The Responsorial Psalm at Mass yesterday, the 5th Sunday of Easter, has us rejoice in the faithfulness of the Lord made known to us in the scriptures and in his works, and above all in the Word, Jesus the Christ.

We live among death and suffering, but the Lord offers us hope and a horizon of eternal life. This hope and this horizon draws us to life: it is also good news for us to share with the many who live with despair or lives without direction beyond themselves.

Image from shrine chapel at Tre Fontane, Rome. (c) 2016, Allen Morris

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