"We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone."
Application: What struck me today about the reading was how so much of history repeats itself. The best equipped horse cannot save a king. yet we put our trust in kings/presidents/candidates/nations above God all the time. And we often count on warhorses to give us victory. In recent history we seem to be heading toward another civil war in this country because we did not learn anything from the first civil war we fought....or even what it was about. The divides about race, wealth, opportunity etc are justice issues for sure. The way everyone decides to talk about these deep important issues though, frightens me because it appears we have placed (misplaced?) our hope in earthly things. We appear to think that we are able to save ourselves from our own harms.
Prayer: Lord, remind us that we can only place our trust in you alone, inn your saving activity, in your holy name. Forgive us of the injustices we repeat against your creation and the people you love.