An Altar of Praise

Sculpture by Mary Southard, inspired by Teilhard de Chardin’s Mass on the World.
She describes the curved wooden arms as embracing the Earth with compassion,
while supporting a transparent altar-top
that allows natural light to flood the Earth from the windows above.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Psalm 98

The psalmist is a conductor of a symphony of praise. It would seem that unless he prays, the very praise of creation is inhibited.

Yes, you have a spiritual voice to sing a new song of praise everyday for a creation that is billions of years old. If you do not pray and work for the Lord today, there are some things that just will not be done at all. Ministry and the Lord’s work will be impaired.

You are a priest of all creation. Teilhard de Chardin, the noted twentieth century theologian and paleontologist, sees the world as an altar. Place upon it your praise, intercession, joys, and sufferings. The world will come to prayer through you.

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the Fourth Week in Advent, Year C
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms.

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