Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b

R. (see 4) The Lord takes delight in his people.
Sing to the LORD a new song
of praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in their maker,
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.
R. The Lord takes delight in his people.
Let them praise his name in the festive dance,
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and harp.
For the LORD loves his people,
and he adorns the lowly with victory.
R. The Lord takes delight in his people.
Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy upon their couches;
Let the high praises of God be in their throats.
This is the glory of all his faithful. Alleluia.
R. The Lord takes delight in his people.

This is the Responsorial Psalm for today (September 9 2008) The Lord takes delight in His People… Interesting if you really think about it, why would he? We are nothing really, we are just humans. Creatures that forever in a day disappoint Him, we forsake Him, and we forget all about Him, yet He still takes delight in us? Seems kind of odd, don’t you think?

But if you read deeper in to it, you will notice that this is not a passive act, that we have work to do also, we sing, were glad and we rejoice, and all that’s in the first verse… We have a lot of work to do. Now I am not saying that the Lords delight in us is based on how good we dance or sing, and yes I know He loves regardless of what we do, but…. Yes there is a but… If we hope to experience it, if we hope to feel it, we will have to work for it.

Like school, if we want to pass and get something out of it, we must do our work, the same can be said about church, we can attend every Sunday, but if we do nothing, that what we will get from it, nothing. God gives us his graces, His love, but if we choose to not use them, not feel them, then they are as good as not given at all.

God rejoices in us, but we will never know it, unless we rejoice in God. So make a joyful noise, Sing and Dance…  Praise Him from the roof tops and know that He, in return He takes delight in you!



About Paul Sposite

Paul Sposite - Life Coach I began my career as an instructor. As an instructor there are two basic requirements. You have to know yourself, so you know where you’re drawing your inspiration from. And you have to actively listen to the others, and then respond to the subtext of what they are saying. In learning about myself I started to focus a lot on my students, how they learned, what questions they were asking and how I could best modify my methods to best serve them. I believe that if you use your real life problems/issues as insights to the issues you need to heal, you’ll grow. From my experience in the classroom, creating curriculum and material to support my training, I developed an interest in how people process information. This interest turned into my interest in Life Coaching.
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