Lectio Divina Reading
February 8, 2007
Hear the word of God, O nations, proclaim it on distant coasts and say: God who scattered Israel, now gathers them together, and guards them as shepherds guard their flocks.
God will ransom the chosen people and redeem them from the hands of their conquerors.
Shouting they shall mount the heights of Zion, they shall come streaming to Godís blessings: the grain, the wine and the oil,-the sheep and the oxen; they themselves shall be like watered gardens, never again shall they languish.
Then the young shall make merry and dance, old men and women as well. I will turn their mourning into joy, I will console and gladden them after their sorrows. I will lavish choice portions upon them, and my people shall be filled with my blessings, says our God.
It is with the moral infirmities we may see in one
another-our defects of character or temperament, our faults, our
failings-that I think we should try to be watchful to exercise charity in
thought, word and deed. It is so easy and so natural to criticize; yet we
cannot do so even interiorly without detriment to our soul. Such thoughts
consented to, certainly retard our progress in the perfection of charity,
it they do not offend God.
I invite you to pray the following prayer that invokes the Holy Spirit of the LORD:
Come, Holy Spirit, come, Pour the living water of Your
Make rivers of living water flow
I would receive power, Lord Jesus Christ, to be your
Canticle of Mary
My Soul proclaims your greatness, O my God,
For your regard has blessed me,
From this day all generations
Your mercy is on those who fear you
You have shown strength with your arm,
You have put down the mighty from their seat,
You have filled the hungry with good things,
You, remembering your mercy,
Glory to source of all Being, Eternal Word and Holy
Through the Night
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