Psalm 1

 
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Thursday after Ash Wednesday, based on Psalm 1

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;

but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Patricia Bruno, O.P.

About Patricia Bruno, O.P.

Patricia Bruno, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, California. She is the Promoter of Preaching for the Dominicans in the Western Region of the US and has been a member of the board for the Academy of Preachers. Patricia is involved in many justice issues, especially in the area of economic justice and nonviolence. Presently her full time ministry is preaching.