Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Small Beauties.

I don't often pay much attention to the responsory after the reading at Vespers. It's just a bridge between the rea:ding and the Magnificat. But tonight's, from the common of Martyrs, is lovely:

Let the just rejoice and sing for joy in the Lord.
Delight in His love, you pure of heart,
and sing for joy in the Lord.

Just... Pure of Heart....Those qualities sound so beautiful. I want to be  both.  How do I know whether I am either? Makes me want to scramble for the Summa or the catechism or a good bible commentary and look them up. In any event, justice and purity of heart were qualities of the martyrs of Korea whose memorial concludes tonight.