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TODAY’S PSALM (PSALM 138)

(Week 26 of the year: Friday)

R. Lead me, O Lord, in the path of life eternal.

1. O Lord, you search me and you know me,
you know my resting and my rising,
you discern my purpose from afar.
You mark when I walk or lie down,
all my ways lie open to you. (R.)

2. O where can I go from your spirit,
or where can I flee from your face?
If I climb the heavens, you are there.
If I lie in the grave, you are there. (R.)

3. If I take the wings of the dawn
and dwell at the sea’s furthest end,
even there your hand would lead me,
your right hand would hold me fast. (R.)

4. For it was you who created my being,
knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I thank you for the wonder of my being,
for the wonders of all your creation. (R.)

ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia!
The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
Alleluia!

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THERE EXISTS NO SILENCE WHERE GOD’S VOICE ISN’T HEARD

SPEAKING TO CHRIST AND CHRIST SPEAKING TO US

“Christ was a man; but he still is; he is always a man. He is always someone living, whose face we know, to whom we speak, and who speaks to us. The union of the least of Christians, if he be in the state of grace with the Word Incarnate is a union beyond all commentary…

HE SHARES ALL THE STATES OF THE HUMAN CONDITION

Vigils, sleep, agony, death – God shares all of these states of the human condition with us because he was also a man, but a man present everywhere because he was God. He is present first of all in the Church; he is present by his grace within us as he is present in the Sacrament of the Altar; he is present wherever two or three are gathered together in his name as he is present in each of our brothers. There is no encounter in which we do not encounter him; no solitude in which he does not join us; no silence where his voice is not heard deepening, rather than troubling, that silence.”
– Francois Mauriac, 20th century

 

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