Tue 3 Apr, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Christ, Jesus, Psalm
“I will sing of your salvation.”
The responsorial psalm for today is taken from Psalm 71. It is a fitting prayer for any day really but especially today as we ponder the first reading from Isaiah’s 49th chapter and John’s gospel account of Judas’s betrayal.
The psalmist is crying out to God for strength, wisdom and refuge. The depth of trust and faith in God comes through the passionate words. It is a love poem between the psalmist and a loving God whose relationship is tried and true.
God is an all-loving God and cannot be anything but loving. This is unsettling for us who tend to put boundaries around our love. Jesus’s love was boundless. He is the way, the truth and the life (Jn 14:6). He is the one we need to model our love after. He was capable of withstanding everything, including abandonment, persecution, mockery and a horrific death because he united himself to God and trusted in God’s refuge.
May all the faithful draw upon this the source of all strength, all love, all good and become united with Jesus Christ who is united with the Father and the Holy Spirit in endless and boundless love. Then we too can sing of salvation.
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