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Psalm Photos – 36 – Light in Light

Psalm 36

Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in their hearts; there is no fear of God before their eyes.

For they flatter themselves in their own eyes that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit; they have ceased to act wisely and do good.

They plot mischief while on their beds; they are set on a way that is not good; they do not reject evil.

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

O continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your salvation to the upright of heart!

Do not let the foot of the arrogant tread on me, or the hand of the wicked drive me away.

There the evildoers lie prostrate; they are thrust down, unable to rise.

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I was visiting a parishioner at the hospital today and walked by the chapel on the way up and back from their room and saw this beautiful stained glass. I tried to take this picture from the perspective of the man that Jesus is reaching out to and as a result did not capture the whole of the piece. However, the man is one of the paralyzed people that Jesus heals in the Gospels and I loved the way that he is looking up at the light of Jesus with the dove of peace flying between (or flying down to the man). I had been rehashing the words of Psalm 36 in my mind through the day today, especially those of “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” Lord, help me keep my eyes turned upwards to you, my…our life and light.

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