What God Cares About Most in the World

Text: Psalm 146

Reflection and Question: There is excellent reason to praise the Creator of all, who chooses to focus on justice for the oppressed, food for the hungry, setting prisoners free, opening the eyes of the blind, and on strangers, orphans and widows. God could attend to an infinite number of other things but God loves the righteous, who join in this care for the lowliest in this world. How do you participate in what God cares most about in this world?

Prayer: Most loving God, when we are down and out, we give You thanks that You lift up those who are bowed down. And when we are on top of Your beautiful world, use us to bring justice and righteousness to those who go without. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).