Psalm 118[119]:116 by allsop

Psalm 118[119]:116

(The photograph is of a little stone plaque of Christ that I have and it was made by a monk of another monastic community).
For this week’s Get Pushed Wendy (@farmreporter) set me a very personal challenge: “to take a favourite verse (preferably a Psalm or Proverb but any you so choose) and take a photo of your personal interpretation of it”. Perhaps an explanation is needed of why I have chosen this verse. It is the following specific words within the verse that are so very important to me:
“Receive me, Lord, as you have promised, and I shall live; do not disappoint me in my hope”. (Suscipe me, Domine, secundum eloquium tuum et vivam, et ne confundas me ab expectatione mea).They are words that are quoted in The Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 58: “The Procedure for Receiving Brothers” verse 21, and when I made my Life Promises as a Benedictine Oblate it is these words that I recited, as all Oblates do, at the altar in the presence of the whole monastic community. I repeat them every day and they have come to have a deep, personal meaning full of hope, fear, love and much more.
@farmreporter Hope you like this attempt at your get-pushed-373 challenge for me!
September 18th, 2019  
Thank you! Your photo and verse have touched me this morning. It took me to Romans 5:10-11 for assurance. Your photo reflects your heart.
September 18th, 2019  
@jnr Thank you Jim for your kind comment. Blessings.
September 18th, 2019  
What an intriguing plaque, I can see why you like it.
September 19th, 2019  
A very personal shot and narrative.
September 19th, 2019  
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