Posted by: livingscripture | November 19, 2014

Thirty-third Wednesday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“Praise the Lord in his sanctuary;

Praise him in the firmament of his strength. 

Praise him for his mighty deeds;

Praise him for his sovereign majesty.”

 (Psalm 150)       

 

How should we live this Word imagesCAB7N2IN

In this precise moment I do not see God’s sovereign majesty.  With a dense cloud cover that makes all gray and heavy, I am oppressed.  Yet, how beautiful it is to be able to use my memory to recall other sounds and scenes!

Praise is the possibility of communicating with God, glorifying Him for what He is and gives us: the nobility of our vocation as men and women brought into this world through God’s most tender love, which enables us to remember His gifts at every moment.  All that palpitates and lives in creation is the ‘sanctuary’ of the Most High God who has created all.

Raise your head on a starry night to contemplate the immense sky shining with infinite lights that are also worlds and dive into the marvel.  You will then re-discover that capacity for awe too many people have lost today.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I shall look at God’s wonderful creation with new eyes, beginning with my own body and spirit and then all that is around me.  I will take time to revel in His creation.

Lord, manifold are Your initiatives in history and in the universe.  Grant that by contemplating Your creation, humans may stop wasting, polluting, abusing Your gifts.  Let us all discover the importance of having been dreamt of and wanted by You even before the world began.  Help us to live deeply the joy of praising and thanking You, and being ever more in awe of Your immense glory.

The voice of Pope Francis 

Please, be the guardians of creation, of each other, of the environment.

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