We are pilgrims on a journey. There are many paths we can take. Some are well paved, manicured, and have open canopy exposing the wide blue sky. These are consoling moments. We walk freely and easily. The sun's rays fill us with renewed hope and great expectations for what is to come. We have confidence … Continue reading Divine Providence
"O Lord, who shall sojourn in thy tent? Who shall dwell on thy holy hill?" (15:1) Is not that holy hill Calvary? The Sacred Heart of He who died there is exemplary such that if we can imitate Him, we too can dwell on that holy hill. Photo by Johannes Rapprich on Pexels.com
"The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any that act wisely, that seek after God" (14:2) The Word of God is repeated as a rhetorical question by Jesus in the Gospel according to Luke, when He asks of His disciples, "when the Son of Man comes, … Continue reading Psalm 14
"But I have trusted in thy steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation" (13:5). The heart's natural inclination is to rejoice in His Salvation when we place our trust in His love. God reminds us of his love and to love others.
"The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times" (12:6). A reminder to be not afraid or feel abandoned when hope dampers. Remember God's promises -- mercy, salvation, eternal life. They are pure and refined and unequivocal. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
"The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven; his eyes behold, his eyelids test, the children of men" (11:4). Photo by Maegan White on Pexels.com
Today's readings included passages from the prophet Jeremiah. Consoling food for thought: "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord; the Lord will be their trust. They are like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It does not feat heat when it comes, its leaves stay green. … Continue reading Restful Waters
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"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established" (Proverbs 19:21). So it is. The spiritual pilgrimage. The journey of man to discern God's will. For those on the path of righteousness there is joy in knowing that in the end the … Continue reading The Plans of Man
"O Lord, thou wilt hear the desire of the meek; thou wilt strengthen their heart, thou wilt incline thy ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more" (10:17-18). Play the long game. There are times when it may feel as … Continue reading Psalm 10