Wednesday, February 05, 2003

My favorite psalm
A recent homilist I heard said "beware of favorite scripture passages!" I'd have to agree; one probably doesn't like the passages one most needs to hear. At any rate, my favorite psalm has to be Psalm 103. This has got to be the most consoling passage of scripture I've ever read.
Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in kindness.
God does not always rebuke, nurses no lasting anger,
Has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our deeds deserve.
As the heavens tower over the earth, so God's love towers over the faithful.
As far as the east is from the west, so far have our sins been removed from us.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on the faithful.

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