“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Psalm 51:10-11




Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Your presence,

and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.


– Psalm 51:10-11 (ESV)






We are born, each of us, with a desire for good

and a lust for evil.

We are called to life

and attracted to death.

We hear: “Do good,”

and we respond: “Choose pleasure.”


Sometimes when God reaches out to us

we disdain Him.

Even so, God does not forsake us.

His gracious pity shows itself in our lives

in abundance of mercy and compassion,

Looking upon the sorrows

of all who attempt to follow Him.


He is with us to console and save our souls,

to prepare us for eternal life,

not eternal death.

His grace precedes and follows us,

so that we can, with passion,

receive and fulfill His words of life.


– St Hildegard of Bingen






Create in me a clean heart, O God!


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