Memorial of St.Vincent de Paul, Priest


PS 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 AND 17BC

Response: In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

You turn man back to dust, saying, "Return, O children of men." For a thousand years in your sight are as yesterday, now that it is past, or as a watch of the night. You make an end of them in their sleep; the next morning they are like the changing grass, which at dawn springs up anew, but by evening wilts and fades. Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart. Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! Fill us at daybreak with your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days. Prosper the work of our hands for us! Prosper the work of our hands!

Reflection

In the past, O Lord, you have been my refuge. You were there when everybody left. You remembered me when even my parents have forgotten me. You sat there silently, didn't say a word, didn't ask for anything.

In the present, O Lord, you are my refuge. You remember to wake me up by tickling my nose with sunlight. You remember to breathe air into me, to keep my heart beating; You keep me alive.

In the future, O Lord, you will still be my refuge. In your loving hands I trust my future. I believe you will take care of me as you have taken care of my past and present.

The world may keep changing, but you still remain true.

Lord Jesus, grant us the fortitude during these tumultuous times. May we have room for you to rest in our hearts. Amen


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