It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

God cares about human beings, a Reflection on Psalm 8

In this week's Gospel lesson, Jesus quotes Scripture to the Pharisees who have come to test him. "We're not supposed to undo what God has done," he tells them. Although we have come to view divorce differently from Jesus' time, we still look to God's intentions and achievements as we work on ours.

Repeat from an earlier post:
"O God," the Psalmist sings, "When I consider your glory, when I consider your power, when I consider what you have created, I wonder why you bother with us."

God is greater, much greater than human beings. Yet, don't get too humble. God has a job for us.

Many of us can use this psalm to prod us or to assure us of the value of what we're trying to do--or, ought to be. We're responsible for maintaining, caring for, being responsible for, God's creations--human and earthly.

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