Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love.
Because we cannot be clever and honest
Because we are full of pride
Because we will protect ourselves
And because on the slope to perfection,
The waves run up the shore
—R. S. Thomas. Mass for hard times. Highgreen: Bloodaxe: 1992.
"The waves run up the shore and fall back. I run up the approaches of God and fall back."
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, you are the bread of life. You promised that anyone who comes to you will never hunger. Grant us truly to partake of you through Word and Sacrament, that we may find refreshment of spirit and be strengthened for your service.
W.A. Mozart. Great Mass in C minor (K.427).
Bavarian Radio Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love. Amen.