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Friday, February 21, 2014

Faith Filled Friday: Blessed are They Who Follow the Law of the Lord!

I thought this passage from this past Sunday’s psalm reading at mass struck me as making a very good prayer. 


Instruct me, O LORD, in the way of your statutes,
that I may exactly observe them.
Give me discernment, that I may observe your law
and keep it with all my heart.

R/ Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!

                                                                        -Psalm 119:33-34

It reminded me of my neighbors, the Orthodox Jews, who live their lives in their efforts to obey everyone of their commandments.  God bless them.  They are my spiritual older brothers.


  1. I have a real feeling of kinship with Jews. Have all my life. I lived for a time, with my Aunt in a Jewish neighborhood in NE Philly, making friends with the kids there. I don't know if that is why, if being immersed in sort of the day to day culture, or just as you said, the ties with our roots, but I love to read about Jewish culture and beliefs. I am surprised to find much of modern Jewish thinking to be quite liberal. Unless that is just the stuff that is rising to the top of the media push. I also follow the Facebooker Rebbe ( a humorous take on a real Rebbe, the Lubavitcher Rebbe), but his message is for faithful Jews. Much like we would post New Testament verses and Christian sayings. Anyways--your post got me thinking about all that. :)

    1. Yes there's a huge gap between Liberal (Liberal in the religious sense, not political) and Orthodox. They don't even get along for the most part. I'm not on Facebook or I would check out that Rebbe's page.