Blessed are those who are like the strong oak in the house of the Beloved.
A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 52 from Nan Merrill’s book Psalms for Praying
Experience stillness and in the quiet hear what God is offering from these rich and hope-filled words.
Why do you boast, O proud peoples?
of your decisions that hurt the poor?
All day long, you plan exploitation.
Lies are on your tongue as
you turn from the truth.
You love riches more than justice,
burying your heads in sand
like the ostrich,
So you are deaf to the cries of
the oppressed, blind
to their impoverishment.
Yes justice will prevail in the end;
your riches will turn to rags,
you will die separated from Love.
Those who live in truth, will know
the joy of Love Divine.
They will see the emptiness of those
who turn from Love,
who put their trust in
who seek security in wealth.
Blessed are those who are like
the strong oak
in the house of the Beloved.
Blessed are those who trust in
the gentle love of the Counsellor
and hear the Voice of Love.
Gratitude flows from their hearts
as they walk in truth, as
they live in unity and peace
in the presence of the Beloved.