Sing to the Lord a New Song!
As the Rabbis put it (Berakot 29b): Prayer which has become so set that it no longer permits of creative newness, has ceased to be devotional. Isaiah 43.19 records these words of Yahweh: I am about to do a new … Continue reading
Who burns with the bliss And suffers the sorrow Of every creature Within his own heart, Making his own Each bliss and each sorrow: Him I hold highest Of all the saints. Bagavad Gita
Think of the importance of “naming”. Of what a name means. How we rely on that as way of referring to someone or something. As a means of “calling” or “being called”. Veneration of “Ha-Shem” (The Name) is already a … Continue reading
Remembrance. Pondering in depth. Recounting for oneself the salient moments where Holy Mystery has visited us, blessing or perhaps wounding us to our core. Over and over Luke’s Gospel points to this powerful and necessary task. Mary’s task and our … Continue reading
The psalmist meditates on prayer: 16 For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt-offering, you would not be pleased. 17 The sacrifice acceptable to God* is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, … Continue reading
Lift up your hearts: We lift them up to the Lord: