Saturday, July 10, 2021
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we pray with Psalm 105, using some of its earlier verses than yesterday’s.
Verses 1-15 tell the same story as 1 Chronicles 16:8–22:
“a ‘canonical’ inventory of YHWH’s faithful, transformative actions.”
(Brueggemann, From Whom No Secrets Are Hidden)
As the faith community recounts this inventory, again and again down through the ages, we are deepened and strengthened in our grateful love for God Who abides.
Today’s readings once again invite us to count our blessings, and to repeat the practice daily.
Doing so allows us to hear the music of God’s omnipotent love, swirling grace through every chord of our lives.
We are summoned
to glory in that Loving Presence;
our spirits dancing
Give thanks to the LORD, invoke God’s name;Pslam 105:1-4
make known among the nations God’s deeds.
Sing to God, sing praise,
proclaim all God’s wondrous deeds.
Glory in God’s holy name;
rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
Look to the LORD’s strength;
seek to serve God constantly.
Poetry: Forever Dance from D. Ladinsky, I Heard God Laughing – Renderings of Hafiz
I am happy even before I have a reason.
I am full of Light even before the sky
Can greet the sun or the moon.
We have been in love with God
For so very, very long.
What can Hafiz now do but Forever Dance.
Music: Dance of Innocents – Nawang Khechog and Peter Kater