Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
it revives the soul.
The rule of the Lord is to be trusted,
it gives wisdom to the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear,
it gives light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is holy,
abiding for ever.
The decrees of the Lord are truth
and all of them just.
May the spoken words of my mouth,
the thoughts of my heart,
win favour in your sight, O Lord,
my rescuer, my rock!
Responsorial Psalm for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Psalm 18(19):8-10, 15
The psalm makes it sound so straightforward. So simple.
But often our experience is quite other, and we find ourselves in all sorts of unsought confusions and upsets.
The solution though is always the same – to return to the Lord, whose love and wisdom is more generous than we know, and who cherishes us and helps us to come back, come home, and continue life with him.