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Psalm 25:3-4 Show me your ways, O LORD, and teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me.
God does not always answer prayers so immediately or send such clear signs. In today’s readings we encounter Job, a just and blameless man who feels God has abandoned him, and Jews who cannot accept the truth of the words Jesus himself speaks to them. But we also read of those who “became believers and turned to the Lord” (Acts 11:21). I feel a kinship with all of them.
I still turn to Psalm 25, in gratitude and thanksgiving, as well as when I feel lost. And every time, if I can put aside my own will and listen patiently, I learn, as Jesus promised, the truth that makes me free (John 8:32).
Today the Church remembers David Pendleton Oakerhater, Deacon and Missionary, 1931.