Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
Originally published as part of a collection for Everyday Ediths. Twelve stars upon your head rests, a diadem of the world. Born clean without sin, to bring forth a child foretold. A necklace of wool in one hand, beads of prayer in the other, To your immaculate heart we pledge and you, shall be called Mother. Want More?
Psalm 47:7-8 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise For God is king over all the earth; sing hymns of praise. On Sundays I teach a religious education class to kindergartners. Yesterday I asked them a simple question, “How many of you are bored in Church?” Most of them Want More?
PS46:7-8 Though nations rage and kingdoms totter, he utters his voice and the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; Our stronghold is in the God of Jacob. I don’t know about you, but the world feels a little crazy right now, maybe even more than a little! There’s more violence on Want More?
Psalm 34:14-15 Keep your tongue from evil, your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. usccb.org I remember once as a child I had asked my grandmother who she had voted for in the Clinton/Bush election. My grandmother who never had an unkind word for me, who Want More?
Psalm 33:6 By the LORD’s word the heavens were made; by the breath of his mouth all their host. usccb.org How awesome would it be to speak something into being? How amazing is it to breathe life into existence? It is beyond anything that we as humans are capable of. To go from nothing to Want More?
Psalm 32:3-5 Because I kept silent, my bones wasted away; I groaned all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength withered as in dry summer heat. Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide. I said, “I confess my transgressions to the Lord,” Want More?
Psalm 31:11 My life is worn out by sorrow, and my years by sighing. My strength fails in my affliction my bones are wearing down. The world today is cray-cray! Is that still a thing, cray-cray? Nonetheless things are getting out of hand. In the mornings when I watch the news and see all the Want More?
Psalm 30:7-8 Complacent, I once said, “I shall never be shaken.” Lord, you showed me favor, established for me mountains of virtue. But when you hid your face I was struck with terror. -usccb.org Complacent: marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies (Merriam-Webster) My husband once remarked, “People only Want More?
Psalm 29:9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer dance and strips the forests bare. All in his Temple say, “Glory!” Zeus, Jupiter, Thor…mythological gods of thunder/lightening/sky. In all their power and might, they have nothing on our Lord. The one true commands everything. Like a storm he rolls across the sea conquering the sea monsters-conquering Want More?
27:10 Even if my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me in. If you can not trust your parents, who can you trust? God. It is as simple as that. Trust in God, may seem a bit cliche but it simply is the truth. This statement is so profound because it is Want More?