Give thanks to the Lord, and call upon his Name; make known his deeds among the peoples. Psalm 105:1
Feast of the Transfiguration
O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Psalter: Psalm 80
Lessons: Judges 6:25-40, Acts 2:37-47, John 1:1-18
In this Speech, the Word of God was love. For that person loves who opens himself up in order to communicate himself, and this is what God did with his Word. The act of speaking was itself God's love, and therefore also its utterance. In other words, the speaking was itself nothing other than the utterance, for the Word was with God and God was the Word. A source began to flow, and the source consisted precisely in having begun to flow. There were enough dead cisterns in the world, but the newness of the thing was that a water was running and flowing from itself. God's cup had flowed over with plenty; from wrath, one could have thought. But when God thunders, the cloud of wrath pours out a rustling of love.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Waiting for Your Love to Come Down