Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad.
Today’s Reading: Ps 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19, 23
…I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth. Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
and your faces may not blush with shame. When the poor one called out, the LORD heard, and from all his distress he saved him….
Reflection: Now in the third week of Advent, we can see Christmas around the corner. We might not be running out for non-stop shopping during the pandemic. We might even be about done with online orders, anticipating extra time for all of the delivery. And maybe we’re even wondering just what this Christmas will be like, with much smaller households. Let us focus on who we are in God.
Can I sing with joy, even as we feel the darkness of this Advent? Can I praise the Lord, from this place of unknowing? Am I confident that the Lord is taking care of me? This Advent might well be like a retreat where we ponder these things. With the psalmist we sing, I will bless the Lord at all times.
Let us pray: God, help me get out of the way and look to you for sustenance. Help me to overcome selfishness, even self-pity during this difficult time. Lord, you are joy itself. Help me to sing out!