Friday, June 07, 2002

Psalm 32

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Because I do not have time this morning for a "Virtue" blog, I thought I would try to find a reading that says something worthwhile. Since I turn 32 in the near future, I picked the 32nd Psalm, without knowing its subject matter. The reason I tell you this is: I have recently been rethinking my attitude towards the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I had been mulling a blog on that subject for a while, and will take the occasion of this Psalm to do so later today if I have a chance, or over the weekend if not. It will be light blogging until lunchtime at least, so check back in late in the day.


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