Thursday, September 25, 2014


PS 90 In every age O Lord, you have been our refuge

This is the psalm for today.  I invite you to go and find it in the bible and meditate on.  It is a beautiful depiction of reality.

Our first reading invites us to lift the veil of illusion.  The psalm invites us to grab hold of reality.
The first reading reminds us that all is vanity.  The psalm exhorts us to the ultimate Truth: prosper the work of our hands for us! Prosper the work of our hands.

Any profit from our labor must be touched by God's grace.  He alone makes things last, makes things meaningful.

"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart"  Thus we may love what needs to be loved and let everything else go.

"It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end result but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.  We are workers not master builders, ministers not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own." Bishop of Saginaw Michigan.

Fill us at daybreak with your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.  This is what happens when human dust encounters divine glory!

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