15 O Lord, open my lips:
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
16 You take no pleasure in sacrifice, or I would give it:
burnt-offerings you do not want.
17 The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit:
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 In your graciousness do good to Zion:
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and oblations:
then will they offer young bulls upon your altar.
"Everyone sacrifices to someone or something. If the sacrifice is real and not neurotic, life and joy spring from it. What a human being does is simply to bless. To be human is to be in a great cycle of love — knowing one is loved and loving in return."
We are set in our place (whatever and wherever that may be), to be a blessing. In Sacrifice and Delight Alan Jones goes on to say:
"We are all priests of creation born to praise and give thanks, born to bless."
May we be a blessing to the creation.