This morning while praying the Liturgy of the Hours, I came upon the third Psalm and thought I would share it with you, as the holiness of God’s presence struck me to the core of my heart. Something that I find very compelling is that we all seem to seek answers to prayer and God’s blessing but some of us are not willing to make the great sacrifice of obedience according to the laws of the Church. Some of us seem determined to walk our own path, isn’t this how the angel of light was thrown out of Heaven? Don’t we want and yearn to be with God in Heaven someday? Let us pray for one another that we may remain strong as we follow the teachings of the Church and the Laws of God, for He is HOLY and we also want to be holy.
Those of us that hold the laws of the Church in our hearts weep for those who will not follow the path of blessing and truth. Our Lord told Peter (our first Pope, in Matthew 16:18), “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”. It’s not an easy undertaking to always be obedient but this is where GRACE will flow if you follow this path of TRUTH, this is why Our Lord gave us the Universal (Catholic) Church, why is it so difficult for some to understand? This is a great mercy that God gives us, HE is holy and don’t we also want to be holy in HIS everlasting presence? Let us walk together in this TRUTH, let us walk with HIM and the CHURCH we have been given! For He is HOLY….
Holy is the Lord our God
Christ, higher than the Cherubim, when
you took our lowly nature you transformed
our sinful world (Saint Athanasius).
The Lord is king; the peoples tremble.
He is throned on the cherubim; the earth quakes.
The Lord is great in Zion.
He is supreme over all the peoples.
Let them praise his name, so terrible and great,
he is holy, full of power.
You are a king who loves what is right;
you have established equity, justice and right;
you have established them in Jacob.
Exalt the Lord our God;
bow down before Zion, his footstool.
He the Lord is holy.
Among his priests were Aaron and Moses,
among those who invoked his name was Samuel.
They invoked the Lord and he answered.
To them he spoke in the pillar of cloud.
They did his will; they kept the law,
which he, the Lord, had given.
O Lord our God, you answered them.
For them you were a God who forgives;
yet you punished their offenses.
Exalt the Lord our God;
bow down before his holy mountain
for the Lord our God is holy.