Friday in the Twenty Second Week of Ordinary Time
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17)
Lord Jesus, today's selection from Saint Paul's letter to the Colossians is a hymn sung by early Christians in support of their worship and expressing their belief in You. Song unifies, heightens the solemnity and celebration of our action and encourages us to express the beauty present in our created reality.
We learn at an early age that we have "inside" voices and "outside" voices. An appropriate volume on the playground is not appropriate in the classroom. In our liturgy inside and outside voices are used to proclaim and express our faith and how this faith is lived. May my expression of prayer and my witness to prayer with You sing of Your goodness and testify to You as our beginning and end, our inside and outside, our first whisper and our last note.