The poor in psalm 68

The responsorial psalm in today’s lectionary is Psalm 68. As part of my morning prayer I often read the whole psalm, not just the selected verses.

Often I encounter beautiful verses that speak to my heart.

This morning God’s love for the poor is made very clear in several verses of Psalm 68, as in many other psalms:

6 Father of the orphan, defender of the widow,
such is God in his holy place.
7 God gives the lowly a home to live in;
he leads the prisoners forth in liberty.

10 You poured down, O God, a generous rain;
when your people were starved
you gave them new life.
11 It was there that your people found a home,
prepared in your goodness, O God, for the poor.

Our God has a special place in his heart – and in the Kingdom for the poor.

God gives the poor a home, a place to feel safe and to live in security.

And what are we doing?

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