Taste and See: faithful praise

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You are blest, Lord God of our fathers.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
Blest your glorious holy name.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest in the temple of your glory.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest on the throne of your kingdom.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest who gaze into the depths.
To you glory and praise for evermore.
You are blest in the firmament of heaven.
To you glory and praise for evermore.

Daniel 3:52-55

The Responsorial Psalm on Trinity Sunday, Sunday of this week, came from the prophet Daniel. As reminded last week it is a song sung in dire circumstances, but trusting in the God of Glory.

We face dire situations again and again, in our personal lives, in our lives in community. The response of faith is always to give praise to God – not for the dire situation (!), but that in all we remain God’s beloved children, cared for and cherished by him. We often have much to endure, but that will never be the end. The end is his love and his safeguarding – of us and all, we pray. And from that comes hope and a certain ability to endure – and a capacity to share hope and faith. It is often far from easy – but it is our call and, sometimes, we realise it is our privilege.

  • When and how have your struggles helped you to lived faith?
  • Where and why have they hindered faith?

Throne of Mercy – medieval wall painting. Tewkesbury Abbey. (c) 2016, Allen Morris

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