Loving God

Posted: February 6, 2016 by CatholicJules in Meditations

Sirach 47:8-10

In all his activities he gave thanks
to the Holy One, the Most High, in words of glory; he put all his heart into his songs out of love for his Maker. He placed harps before the altar to make the singing sweeter with their music; he gave the feasts their splendour, the festivals their solemn pomp, causing the Lord’s holy name to be praised and the sanctuary to resound from dawn.

There is little if not No question of God’s love for David. He was chosen by God our Father and anointed to be Shepherd and King of His people. And from his line would come our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Was David perfect? Was he will holy? No! But each time he sinned against God and was made aware of his sin. His heart was broken, remorseful and contrite. And our merciful Father forgave him.

But what truly mesmerised me about this passage taken from Ecclesiasticus was just how much love David had for God. The kind of love that can only come from a deep personal prayer life and relationship with the Lord our God.

One in which his whole being became a living prayer to God our Father. Seamless between ordinary and liturgical. Such that every word, song, movement or deed brought glory to God. And everyone around to witness would be touched by God’s presence.

This is what it truly means to be a man of God! Amen

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