Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Father Speaks...

And He says: "My Word is alive." As I was reading and listening to the Scripture readings for today's Mass, I saw the bridge between Old and New Testaments. In the first reading from Deuteronomy, we hear Moses imploring his people to "take these words of mine into your heart and soul..." and in the Gospel we hear Jesus use very similar language: "Everyone who listens to these words of mine..." In both instances it is our Heavenly Father who speaks~first through Moses and then through His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Yes, His Word is alive; it lives in Scripture, in Sacred Tradition and in the Eucharist. So let us do as Moses tells us and observe God's statutes and decrees, but let us also live them in faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ~ the Father's Word and love revealed to us.


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great post and great video. Thanx.

God bless you.

Mary333 said...

I've probably told you this already but - I LOVE Casting Crowns!
I enjoyed both the post and the video :) Yes, His Word is alive!

Karinann said...

Thanks Victor and Mary.
Casting Crowns was my introduction to Contemporary Christian Music; I heard their song Lifesong and I was hooked :)

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.