Posted by: livingscripture | October 5, 2012

Twenty-Sixth Friday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“Truly you have formed my inmost being: you knit me in my mother’s womb.  I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made: wonderful are your works.”

(Psalm 139: 13-14)


How should we live this Word


With these words addressed to the Creator God, the psalmist offers us an expression of poetry and deep feeling.  Yes, we have come from the tenderest love of God, from His hand, so to say.  Even though these Words describe the Lord of life as the creator of a work, as an artesian or an artist, the force with which the sacred writer says them, leads us to understand something else.

God creates with infinite wisdom and the intellect of love.  All the inhabitants of the world came forth from this prodigious loving will.  Every person is the vertex of Creation, complex and harmonious, truly a prodigy!

I thank You, Lord, as I enter into this deep spirit of gratitude; may I grow in the awareness of my dignity and my value as a human being.

Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will reflect on this psalm with humble and loving gratitude.

Lord, grant me a full and true awareness of my identity as Your creature.  Help me to live the joy of thankfulness, by fructifying Your many magnificent gifts.

The voice of Cardinal Michele Pellegrino, Spiritual Guide 

Do not sacrifice your freedom as God’s child to the feelings of others, often inspired by motives that are little or not at all Christian.  You are responsible before Him for the gifts He has given you.

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