Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Easter 7 B - Psalm 1

Psalm 1
We know the counsel of the wicked is nothing but trouble and lingering in the way of sinners is a dead end street and the seat of the scornful is uncomfortable at best but we still listen and linger and pull up a chair. Even those who delight in the perfect law of the Lord - the counsel of love, the way of righteousness, and the mercy seat of peace - can find themselves listening and lingering and longing for that which in the end withers the soul and saps the spirit. But then the tree doesn't plant itself by streams of water and so we, too, depend on the One who creates and cultivates a right spirit within us – sometimes with refreshment and sometimes with reprimand - always intending to bring new life to dead limbs as the prosperity of hope enriches impoverished faith to meditate on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, whatever is excellent or praiseworthy…” (Philippians 4:8) 

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