First, I want to thank you for following Lavish Mercy. It both humbles and delights me that these daily reflections seem to be meaningful for so many people.
Second, I want to tell you about some upcoming changes to the blog.
As some of you longtime followers realize, I have been offering these posts for over two years. Every lectionary reading has been covered, most of them twice. So I think it is time for a little change.
Beginning with the Tuesday, 6/2/2020 blog, I will shift to a reflection on the Psalms. Most often it will be the Psalm of the day, but sometimes a different Psalm or the Gospel Verse of the day. My plan is to reflect on the particular Psalm through poetry, music and a brief prayer.
I hope that many of you also share a love for the Psalms. Sister Marilyn Sunderman wrote a beautiful piece on Catherine McAuley’s love of prayer and the Psalms. She wrote:
The Psalter of Jesus, one of Catherine’s favorite prayers, invokes Jesus’ name 150 times. Its themes—such as the need for God’s forgiving mercy, dependency on God’s help, reverence for Jesus’ person and ministry and gratitude for Jesus’ passion and death—resonated deeply with Catherine.
The seven Penitential Psalms—6, 31 (32 in the New Revised Standard Version – NRSV), 37 (NRSV 38), 50 (NRSV 51), 101 (NRSV 102) 129 (NRSV 130) and 142 (NRSV 143) were also prayers Catherine often recited. These psalms are prayers for the repentance of sin and confidence in God’s mercy. (Sister Marilyn Sunderman)
For those who would still like to use the scripture readings of the day, you can access previous posts by means of the Archives listed on my blog.
I welcome your feedback on the change, either through the comments section on the blog or my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To highlight this long-considered change, I am refreshing the blog’s look. Cross your fingers with me that the renovation works!
Thanks for everything,