Sunday, November 13, 2005
"Despite our selfish selves,
Despite all loss of hope,
Despite our lack of faith,
Despite our stony hearts,
Despite the waning moon,
Despite the ebbing tide
Of how we think this world should be,
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."
It's not about us. Well, in a way it is, but it's not about what we want. It's about what's true and what's good and right. Even if the earth itself were to crumble and fall away, our lives were to crash and burn, and all people were to turn against us, God is still good, merciful, and just and worthy of our undying and heartfelt praise.