Hope in the Moment

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For 13 February 2022, Fifth Sunday of in Ordinary Time, based on Psalm 1:1–2, 3, 4, 6

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked,
nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
but delights in the law of the Lord
and meditates on his law day and night.

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

He is like a tree
planted near running water,
that yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves never fade.
Whatever he does, prospers.

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Not so the wicked, not so;
they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
For the Lord watches over the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked vanishes.

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.


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.

About Marianne Watts OP

From Oswego, NY. Educated at College of New Rochelle, Catholic Univ., and BreadLoaf School of English (Middlebury College). Member of Dominican Sisters of Hope. Teacher of English in four states, primarily on high school level. Writer and blogger.