Thursday, November 3, 2005

Psalm 111(112)

(1) Hallelujah! Happy are those who fear the LORD, who greatly delight in God's commands. (2) Their descendants shall be mighty in the land, generation upright and blessed. (3) Wealth and riches shall be in their homes; their prosperity shall endure forever. (4) They shine through the darkness, a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and just. (5) All goes well for those gracious in lending, who conduct their affairs with justice. (6) They shall never be shaken; the just shall be remembered forever. (7) They shall not fear an ill report; their hearts are steadfast, trusting the LORD. (8) Their hearts are tranquil, without fear, till at last they look down on their foes. (9) Lavishly they give to the poor; their prosperity shall endure forever; their horn shall be exalted in honor. (10) The wicked shall be angry to see this; they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the desires of the wicked come to nothing. I cannot exemplify the fact that the more you give, the more you receive of the graces from God. If as Catholic young adults, if we all listen and reflect on this Psalm, we too will be surprised by the gifts that God will bring to you all! Pope Benedict XVI said about this verse:
"The secret of happiness is docility to God and generosity to the needy, says Benedict..."
That statement summarizes this Psalm to it's bare essence. Docility to God and generosity to the needy. Please pray for me as I embrace this Psalm and put my thoughts into action to help the needy with my obedience to God in my new business endeavor that I blogged about earlier this week. For more on the Pope's reference to this Psalm, click here.


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