Speak Lord: Of the new life you gift to us

Living Eucharist

Lateran basilica interior

The readings of yesterday’s feast, the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, had much to say of washing, renewal, purification, re-generation. That work of God to make us new is our confidence as we do our best to live life well, by his grace and strength. Our efforts are sustained in a particular way by the grace received in Holy Baptism.

The waters of a river give joy to God’s city, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

God is for us a refuge and strength,
a helper close at hand, in time of distress,
so we shall not fear though the earth should rock,
though the mountains fall into the depths of the sea.

The waters of a river give joy to God’s city, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

The waters of a river give joy to God’s city,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God…

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