Responsorial Psalm 66:2-3,5,7-8 Reflection:
Looking at the missal this morning to read the gospel of the day I noticed the response to the psalm and thought to myself 'we say that often and never comment upon it.'
Today's response is "Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you."
That is a simple and yet a prayer, full of meaning especially when we consider it as a response. What if we make it a response to our lives, praising and thanking God for all things.
My wife is making my breakfast; I hear her pouring out cereal as I write. I trust her to put something wholesome and good on the table. I believe she will make something healthy for me.
We should trust the Lord in the same way with our lives. Let him understand that we trust him and that what happens to us shall be for our good in some way. 'All things turn to the good for those who love the Lord,' said St Paul.
If we take this attitude then "Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you," becomes our response to everything that happens in our life.
Then the relationship of dependency on a loving, trustful God begins to grow, just as I trust my wife to make a good breakfast!