A Psalm of Asaph
Why, God, have you rejected us so finally?
Why this rage against the sheep of your flock?
Remember those you have gathered,
those who were yours from the beginning.
The stock you redeemed to be your own possession;
the mountain of Zion, where you chose to dwell.
Turn your steps towards the final devastation:
the enemy has laid waste the sanctuary.
Those who hate you have roared
in the midst of your flock.
They have set up their emblems,
taking the place of your own.
They have raised their axes high,
hewing the wood.
With hatchets and axes
they have hewn down the doors.
They set fire to the sanctuary,
profaned and trampled your tabernacle.
They said to themselves, ‘Let us crush them
once and for all.’
They burned to the ground
every shrine of God in the land.
Our emblems have vanished,
our prophets are gone,
and none of us knows any more.
How long, O God, will the enemy deride?
Will he insult your name forever?
Why do you keep your hand away?
Why do you fold your arms?
God is our king since the beginning,
he has given us help throughout the earth.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Remember your people, Lord, whom you chose long ago.
August 14, 2019 at 7:24 pm Edit
I can’t log into Word Press, so here is my comment on Psalm 73 I read today.
On the Jews and Their Lies by theologian Martin Luther:
Wherever you see or hear a Jew teaching, do not think otherwise than that you are hearing a poisonous Basiliskus who with his face poisons and kills people. (And, this stinkin’ thinkin’ started a new church?)
Psalm 73 is begging God to come back. In Psalm 100, they are joyous He is back, so something happened.
Now, in this age, approximately eighty-three percent of the Chosen Ones in Israel do not believe in their own religion. Why? Because God took too long to save them from the Holocaust!
Well, how many times in the past did Yahweh forgive their trespasses and bring them home? Oh, ye of little faith. That be all of us, today.
I watched ordination of Bishop Lucia in Syracuse today, thanks to EWTN. It was glorious, and Cardinal Dolan intonated, with rolled eyes, how much we need help in the church, with much better words than I can muster up.
I felt the Holy Spirit. I decided to straighten up the house, and picked up the bible I have read only three pages of and it fell to Acts 28-18. It seems to be when Paul was in Syracuse, which I didn’t know was in Italy! Paul made a statement: The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet: ‘ Go to the people, and say, You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing and their eyes they have closed; lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.’ o Word Press, so I copied what I commented about Psalm 73:
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