Trusting God

Earlier today I posted a great video from the folks at The Bible Project. The video is part of an on-going series on the nature of God as described in Exodus 34:6-7. Today’s video was on Trusting. Trusting God – or not trusting in God – is a recurring theme in the history of Israel. Like us, it is easy to trust God when things are going well, and when they are not… that’s another story.

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…nor floods sweep it away

Today is the Feast Day of St. Scholastica, the foundress of the Benedictine Order of nuns and the twin sister of St. Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine Order of brothers. Together they are credited with establishing monasticism in the western world.

It is the first reading today that grabbed my attention. It is from the Old Testament book, The Song of Songs – also known as the Canticle of Canticles. It is a collection of love lyrics, arranged to present an inspired portrayal of ideal human love and a resounding affirmation of the goodness of human sexuality that is applicable to the sacredness and the depth of married union.

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One of the descriptions of God that is oft repeated in the Bible is that God is “gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in love and fidelity, continuing his love for a thousand generations” (Ex 34:6-7). Our good friends at The Bible Project have produced an series of videos that explores and explains this simple verse. Today’s installment  is “Faithful.” At the bottom of the page who will be able to see the entire series if you would like a refresher or to catch up. Enjoy!

As I always note, the Bible Project is an amazing not-for-profit group that I think worthy of our support for their great work of evangelization.