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Beyond Blue

On the combox of my post, “What Is Your Epiphany,” a reader said that her “Aha” moment was knowing that God loves her. Simply that: She is loved unconditionally by God.

That is one of the mottos that I repeat throughout the day, as well. It can be successful in breaking my addiction or attachment I toward success, approval, attention, affection, and the kind of self-abortion that impedes my progress toward peace and sanity.

So it was ironic, last week, when the director of liturgies at St. Mary’s in Annapolis, where our kids attend school, asked me to read the following psalm as part of my daughter’s First Reconciliation service. Maybe I’m turning into one of those people who finds a sign in everything (Oh, it’s 11:11 – make a wish!), but it felt as though God was communicating to me a very clear message, given the kind of struggles I’ve had the last two months.

A Reading from Psalm 139

You have looked deep
into my heart, LORD,
and you know all about me.
You know when I am resting or when I am working,
and from heaven
you discover my thoughts.
You notice everything I do
and everywhere I go.

You are the one
who put me together
inside my mother’s body,
and I praise you
because of the wonderful way
you created me.
Everything you do is marvelous
Of this I have no doubt.
Nothing about me
is hidden from you!
I was secretly woven together
deep in the earth below.

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