From the Word of the Day
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
(Psalm 100: 2)
Worship, be glad seem actions a bit outside the lines, certainly not usual everyday behaviors. And yet, it is these extraordinary actions that allow us to give meaning to daily life and even find some sense in it! Worshiping, being glad for what we are living renders habit extraordinary and transforms us: the sun that rises, the summer that is coming, the tiredness that disappears, a child learning to speak and laugh because you have understood it, the person who loves and gives you the strength to see problems from another point of view. Behind everything is God, the eternal Creator, Savior, and Consoler. You see Him bent over history, over humanity, with the apron of one who serves like at the Last Supper, washing the feet of His friends. Among them, you are there as well. Then you have only one desire; to put on an apron as well and serve in joy!
Lord, may our life be like Yours, an eternal service, eternal gratitude, eternal joy!
The Voice of Andre Chouraqui, Writer and Philosopher
The Psalms knew how to speak all languages, to all people, every day, to inspire their highest aspirations, their most fecund audacities. For two thousand millennia, the convents and the ghettos mysteriously meet in this loving vigil to sing the Psalms, here in Latin, there in Hebrew; the hymns of the shepherds of Israel.
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Comment by Sr. Silvia Biglietti, FMA