The Light of the Living

Psalm 55 (56 in the Hebrew) is written for “a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary.” Separated from his Creator, man turns on himself and becomes his own enemy: Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fightingContinue reading “The Light of the Living”

Blessed is the Man!

Of St. Joseph, Scripture seems to tell us little, but what it says is of the greatest weight. We know that Joseph was a “just man,” and that justice entails the right ordering of all things, in perfect submission to God and nature. We know that Joseph’s thoughts were so intensely focused on doing God’sContinue reading “Blessed is the Man!”

Plentiful Redemption

Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it? For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited forContinue reading “Plentiful Redemption”