Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
October 9, 2020
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we pray with Psalm 111, an elegant and simple hymn of praise to God.
Wikipedia says that the psalm praises God for a few specific things:
- God’s great works v.2
- God’s enduring Righteousness v.3
- God’s grace and compassion v.4
- God’d provision v.5
- Truth and Justice v.7
- Redemption for God’s people v.9
- Granting of wisdom to those who revere God v.10
As I pray this psalm this morning, I will thank and praise God for these things. But I also want to be more personal in my gratitude, to thank God for the elegant Divine Presence in my life and in our world.
- How blessed are we even to have been born, let alone loved, sanctified, and redeemed by God!
- How blessed are we to know God and to seek the depths of God in our lives!
- How blessed are we to share our moment in time with other beloveds of God who enrich and challenge us!
- How blessed are we to be enlivened with the exquisite grace of God’s own life, and to know that our eternity will be the fulfillment of that grace!
Poem: Grace by Wendell Berry
Music: Arioso, Cantata 156 – Johann Sebastian Bach played by Susanne Beer