From the Word of the Day
I will sing a new song to you, my God;
on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
to the One who gives victory to kings,
who delivers his servant David. (Psalm 143)
All the Psalms are the expression of a liturgy as ancient as the world. The soul of these prayers rises from a total group of people, but is truly that of every woman and man who appears in the furrows of history. They arise from the vision of those who do not feel they are alone on the earth and so they raise their eyes to the one who brings victory to those who believe and abandon themselves to Him.
“I will sing a new song to You, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to You,” is a stupendous cry of trust. I will sing, I will play are verbs that recall many other psalms because the theme of song, music, dance, and the use of instruments is very frequent in the Bible. The Psalms are invitations to sing, dance, play the cymbals, the timpani, and make the lyre and harp vibrate. Even when the biblical soul is supplicating, it is to have joy; it sings a lamentation as it prepares for joy.
Today, I will try to compose my own prayer of praise and exultation on the outline of the psalms, thanking God for all the gifts I continually receive from Him.
The voice of a Mystic
I hold it extremely important that you rediscover your singing and joyous soul proper to a human being. When a man, a woman is in their right being, they vibrate, play, dance, and express themselves. There is an interior song; there are chords of the heart that vibrate in prayer, in charity, in service. We can sing interiorly at every moment of our day. This is the Biblical soul.