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Psalm 89:1 You love, O Lord, for ever will I sing; from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.
Part of the treatment was to wash the sores daily with a terrible smelling concoction. I couldn’t do it myself, and so my Poppa did it for me. He would mix the medicine in a plastic cereal bowl and use a washcloth to gently cleanse the sores.
That was thirty years ago. But the experience of having my sores cleaned has stuck with me powerfully as a wonderful example of how God expresses steadfast love for us, even when we are at our most exposed and vulnerable.
MOVING FORWARD: How has God expressed steadfast love to you? Who has helped you metaphorically wash your face and recover your sense of self?
Today the Church remembers Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, 1667.