Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vanity Fair

From the Morning Office:

See how the wicked prowl on every side,
while the worthless are prized highly by the sons of men.
(Psalm 12)

As I read these words my mind's eye saw the magazine covers on display at the supermarket check-out and the TV tabloid shows, so much of which "prize highly the worthless." We are surrounded by the vanity of the City of Man.

Morning Prayer then offers:

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?
Who shall stand in his holy place?
The [one] ....who desires not worthless things.
(Psalm 24)

What do we "prize?" Our Lord says, For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Lu 12:34).

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