The Power of Words

Scriptures of the Day

By the LORD’s word the heavens were made;
by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathered the waters of the sea as a mound;
he sets the deep into storage vaults.
Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all who dwell in the world show him reverence.
For he spoke, and it came to be,
commanded, and it stood in place.
The LORD foils the plan of nations,
frustrates the designs of peoples.
But the plan of the LORD stands forever,
the designs of his heart through all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people chosen as his inheritance.
Psalm 33:6–12


Question of the Day:  What will you create today through the power of your words? What will you sculpt with your silence?


The Works of God in Nature

Now will I recall God’s works;
what I have seen, I will describe.
By the LORD’s word his works were brought into being;
he accepts the one who does his will.
As the shining sun is clear to all,
so the glory of the LORD fills all his works;
Yet even God’s holy ones must fail
in recounting the wonders of the LORD,
Though God has given his hosts the strength
to stand firm before his glory.

How beautiful are all his works,
delightful to gaze upon and a joy to behold!
Everything lives and abides forever;
and to meet each need all things are preserved.
All of them differ, one from another,
yet none of them has he made in vain;
For each in turn, as it comes, is good;
can one ever see enough of their splendor?

Sirach 42:15–16; 22–25


Quote of the Day:  You have stricken my heart with your word, and I loved  you.
— Saint Augustine, Confessions Book X, chapter VI.

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