Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weekly Q&A

Welcome new blog followers Dorothy and Susan. Make yourselves at home.

It's weekly Q&A time and just as a reminder--there are no stupid questions.

Just a weekday in ordinary time, but isn't it wonderful, week after week, to pray with God's word and be daily reminded of dozens of truths? Just at random, today's lauds and vespers place these incredible thoughts and images into our minds and hearts:

In you is the source of life; in your light we see light.

For you spoke and they were made, you sent forth your word and they were created.

At all times bless the Lord God and ask him to make all your paths straight and to grant success to all your endeavors.

The Lord is my light and my help, whom should I fear?

There is one thing I ask of the Lord, for this I long,
to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to savor the sweetness of the Lord , to behold his temple.

He rescued us from the power of darkness!

Miles of commentary could be written on each of these lines--and have been.  At the same time, each verse is a diamond that needs no setting.  And we get to see/say/remember lots of  stuff like this every single day. Just one more reason why the Liturgy of the Hours is so amazing, and ought to become better known.

So, any questions?