From the Word of the Day
Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. (Psalm 96: 10)
We are still in the fourth longest book of Psalms and even this is a hymn to the Kingdom of God that comes. It comes so that justice may be done, a justice that is not preoccupied with condemnations or sanctions, but in re-establishing a new order of things in each life and in communities, a new criteria so that mercy and truth may meet and peace may be not only the absence of conflict but the building of everyone’s common good.
The Kingdom of God that comes illumines the stability in the world that we did not know, a dynamic stability that does not become fossilized but allows life to generate new life, overcoming the hybridization between good and evil that an indifferent and immoral culture introduces into the world.
Lord, being a sign of contradiction helps us to reveal what is in the heart of people and give contours and color to our reality again, allowing us to choose and bring verifiable meaning to our words and gestures once again.
The Voice of Andre Chouraqui, Writer and Philosopher
This is the most powerful intuition of the Psalms, the structure of all of Biblical revelation; the two ways are not equal. It is not indifferent whether we close ourselves in darkness or if we open ourselves to the light, because the omnipresent God is judge by His nature. His throne is founded on justice. His gaze embraces all of creation, sounds hearts and depths; sees all. He is Lord of all. Nothing can escape His jurisdiction. As we will see, He is the Father of the innocent and those who act against them act against Him.