March 29

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Sober Thought of the Day
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

This Psalm has two meanings for me. First, I think of myself, like “a dish that is broken” or a “laughingstock to my neighbors and a dread to my friends.”  It is easy for me to accept and to relate to this, reach out to God for help, putting my life in God’s hands.  But secondly, I think of Jesus. And this is tough. To think of Jesus as having felt this way, mocked, spit on, at the clutches of his persecutors–this troubles me greatly, the injustice of it all. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25

R. (Lk 23:46) Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God.
R. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

For all my foes I am an object of reproach,
a laughingstock to my neighbors, and a dread to my friends;
they who see me abroad flee from me.
I am forgotten like the unremembered dead;
I am like a dish that is broken.
R. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

But my trust is in you, O LORD;
I say, “You are my God.
In your hands is my destiny; rescue me
from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors.”
R. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your kindness.
Take courage and be stouthearted,
all you who hope in the LORD.
R. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

Today’s Saint
“Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man, God does nothing without this goal in mind.” Saint Catherine of Siena

 

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3 responses »

  1. A beautiful peace-filled reminder of where I came from and where I will return. This isn’t the real world and Jesus of Nazareth has proven this to us. Blessings for a beautiful Easter weekend. Thank you for your blog. L.

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