“God upholds his city forever.” Really?

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For 12 July 2022, Tuesday of week 15 in Ordinary Time, based on Psalm 48:2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, 7-8

God upholds his city for ever.

The Lord is great and worthy to be praised
in the city of our God.
His holy mountain rises in beauty,
the joy of all the earth.

God upholds his city for ever.

Mount Zion, true pole of the earth,
the Great King’s city!
God, in the midst of its citadels,
has shown himself its stronghold.

God upholds his city for ever.

For the kings assembled together,
together they advanced.
They saw; at once they were astounded;
dismayed, they fled in fear.

God upholds his city for ever.

A trembling seized them there,
like the pangs of birth.
By the east wind you have destroyed
the ships of Tarshish.

God upholds his city for ever.


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.

Brian Guadalupe Walker, O.P. is a member of the province of St. Albert the Great assigned to inner city Chicago, and is currently an itinerant preacher doing parish missions and retreats both in English and in Spanish wherever the preaching calls him. Visit his web site at www.OPFriar.com.