Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Monday 31st March

“St Francis Rejecting the World 
and Embracing Christ”.
Psalm 4

7            All those who saw me derided me with their jeering lips and tossing heads.
8            For I am a worm, and not a man at all.-the reproach of men and outcast of the people.


The words and actions of the people around the psalmist have been driven the psalmist into a deep despair. When we allow others to deride us, we can also fall into despair. When this happens we also have a tendency to think of ourselves as being worthless, or of little value.  This of course is our self-centred thinking and we, and the psalmist, know it is not how God sees us.


In despair, do you only look inwards?  Have you, instead, looked towards God?

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