Mary’s sense of peace, joy, and trust in God is evident in this ancient statue in Caleruega, Spain
Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – a Feast of Mary. We look to her as a model in the way she responded to God’s call. She listened to God’s word, believed in its’ blessing, and thus acted on it, trusting that God would be there for her and see her through. Her words:
Be it done to me according to your word.
– Luke 1:37
Might I have that kind of trust.
Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27
“I believe that I shall see the bounty of God
in the land of the living.
Wait for the God with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for God.”
How right it is to say that waiting for God takes courage,
because, really, what I would like to do is run ahead.
How about you?
May we be as courageous as the tender flower as it faces the elements.
We trust that our God walks with us on the path even when the way is not clear
Friday’s reading is from the 14th chapter of the Prophet Hosea.
Let the one who is wise understand these things;
let the one who is prudent know them.
Straight are the paths of the LORD,
in them the just walk,
but sinners stumble in them.
Friday’s responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
The Lord is my Light
From today’s Responsorial Psalm 37:
The mouth of the just one tells of wisdom
and the tongue utters what is right.
The law of God is in the heart of such a one,
so that the foot does not falter.
Salvadoran woman walking on treacherous ground
May her foot not falter.