Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the ungodly:
nor followed the way of sinners, nor taken their seat amongst the scornful.
2 But their delight is in the law of the Lord:
and on that law will they ponder day and night.
3 They are like trees planted beside streams of water:
That yield their fruit in due season.
4 Their leaves also shall not wither:
and look, whatever they do, it shall prosper.
needs discussion? Katharine Jefferts Schori writes:
this Lent …We might constructively fast from a desire to make assumptions about the motives of those strangers not yet become friends. And finally, we might constructively focus our passions on those in whom Christ is most evident — the suffering, those on the margins, the forgotten, ignored, and overlooked of our world. And as we seek to serve that suffering servant made evident in our midst, we might reflect on what Jesus himself called us — friends (John 15:15)."