Praise the LORD, all you nations; glorify him, all you peoples! For steadfast is his kindness toward us, and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.

Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.  Alleluia.

There you have our Responsorial Psalm for today.  Simple?  I ask you, how many nations can you name that glorify Him?  We are told over and over again that His kindness if steadfast, His fidelity endures forever.  And again, how many nations can you name that profess this?

I can tell you of two households that proclaimed this…my wife and I both grew up in households that glorified God.  From that, our household proclaims the greatness of God and because of our steadfast love for our Lord and His mercy, I can now tell you of 4 additional households that proclaim this.  Is that a nation?  Maybe not, but God made His first covenant with Adam and Eve, another with Noah and his family, another with Abram (Abraham) in which God promised his ancestors would number as the stars in the sky.  Christ started his mission with only 12 men and with the gift of the Holy Spirit, look how it has grown and continues to grow.  So with that in mind, is it too much to expect that someday nations WILL glorify and praise God.  I hope and pray everyday that this will happen.  Maybe not in my lifetime but that’s OK – I believe it will happen on God’s time, which is why I say everyday God’s will, not mine, be done.  When my brother John got married, they carried down the aisle a banner that stated the following:

As for me and my house – we will serve the Lord.

Do something great for our Lord today – let your house, your personal nation, proclaim the glory of the Lord.  Rest easy in the steadfast kindness of the Lord and remain faithful to His Word.  This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

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