Speak Lord: love inspiring love


My soul, give praise to the Lord.

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free.

It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down.
It is the Lord who loves the just,
the Lord, who protects the stranger.

The Lord upholds the widow and orphan
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

Psalm 145(146):7-10
Psalm for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord is love and does good. The above painting reminds of how his love inspires love in the saints.

  • How do we see others treat the oppressed, the hungry, the blind, the stranger, and all?
  • Who do we find we treat well? And who not? Why?


Painting attributed to Mariotto Di Nardo, 1420s. St Lawrence distributing food to the needy. Gallery of the Petit Palais, Avignon. (c) 2014, Allen Morris.

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