On this most solemn day of the Triduum the sun rises. The crowds gather around the courts and the elected officials. The rumors from the night before have reached the far corners of the city. All are anxious to see what will become of the Messiah; He who entered Jerusalem a few days ago to … Continue reading It is good. Friday.
"My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!" (Psalm 31:15) Our times are in God's Hand. Our time is in God's Hands. He will guide us and deliver us. We know this to be true because from sacred scripture through current day history is replete with verified … Continue reading Psalm 31
"[For] His anger is but for a moment, and his favor for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning" (Psalm 30:5). Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN After the storm, a calm. After the suffering and aguish, joy. Keep the faith. Stay faithful. He will be Victorious.
"Bow down before the Lord's holy splendor!" (Psalm 29:2) Listen for the voice of the Lord. Acknowledge His power and might. Saint Joseph's Carmelite Monastery, Bunnell, Florida
"Save your people, bless your inheritance; feed and sustain them forever" (Psalm 28:9). A petition. A request. Too often the winds of change tempt us from keeping to the narrow road. More often than not buffets and lashes are waged upon us by those that wish to tear down our religion and faith like some … Continue reading Psalm 28
"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord" (Psalm 27:4). One major take-away easily learned by reading the Bible. Very little does one need. Time and again Jesus echoes the psalmist. Step 1: We must simply ask of the Lord … Continue reading Psalm 27
"I will wash my hands in innocence and walk around your altar, Lord, lifting my voice in thanks, recounting all your wondrous deeds. Lord, I love the house where you dwell, the tenting place of your glory"(Psalm 26:6-8). Find solace in church, a restful peace-filled dwelling of Christ. Surround yourself by colorful stained glass, frescoes … Continue reading Psalm 26
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yeah wait for the Lord" (Psalm 25:14). Wait for the Lord. Be Strong. Take Courage. Simple mantras. Consoling mantras. It's the waiting that can make the moment suffer. In that waiting is the unknown and within that unknown can lurk fear, doubt, hopelessness. … Continue reading Psalm 25
"Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?" (24:3) The question can only begin to be answered when we respond confidently, 'I Lord! It is I Lord, who desire to ascend the Hill! I yearn to stand in your holy place!'
"He leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul" (23:2-3) He never wavers as our Shepherd. If turbulence surrounds keep an eye out for the still waters. Find rest by His side in prayer. He will restore your soul.