Saturday, Third Week of Lent

I could not follow Vigils as it was sung so I read it after alone in the dark Abbey Church. This one passage from Psalm 16 moved me indescribably:

“And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad, even my body shall rest in safety for you will not leave my soul among the dead, not let your beloved know decay.”

This seemed to affect me because I seemed to understand as I read it that a soul having never been a living body can never die as a body dies. And the next verse seemed then and there for a moment to convince me that it had a purpose in its life, to know God.

“You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence, at your right hand happiness forever.”