“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Psalm 27:7-9

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud,

be gracious to me and answer me!

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“Come,” my heart says, “seek His face!”

Your face, Lord, do I seek.

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– Psalm 27:7-9 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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…taken from a meditation on Psalm 27 by John Paul II.

“…to “seek the face of the Lord” […]

the expression also includes the mystical need of divine intimacy through prayer.

In the liturgy, then, and in personal prayer we are given the grace to look upon that face

which we could otherwise never see directly during our earthly life.

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But Christ has revealed the divine face to us in an accessible way

and has promised that in the final encounter of eternity,

as St John reminds us, “We shall see Him as He is” (1 Jn 3: 2).

And St Paul adds: “Then we shall see face to face” (I Cor 13: 12).”

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QUOTE…

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“If a man seeks the face of the Lord,

he will see the glory of the Lord unveiled

and, having been made similar to the angels,

he will continually behold the face of the Father who is in heaven”

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– Origen

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“I have not asked from You

some sort of prize outside of You,

but your face.

“Your face, O Lord, I seek’.

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I shall persevere in this quest;

indeed, I do not seek something of little worth,

but Your face, O Lord,

to love You freely,

since I find nothing else of greater worth…”

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– St. Augustine

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Your face, Lord, do I seek.

I do not seek something of little worth, but Your face, O Lord,

to love You freely.

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