With the Best of Wheat He Fills You

1d68be7We got to pray one of my favorite psalms twice today!

Our third psalm for morning prayer was Psalm 147, at Mass, we echoed the words “Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.”

I think this psalm is so beautiful; its poetic language and images touch my heart every time I come across it.

The excitement and happiness of the psalmist shine through the ancient words.

My favorite one, with its beautiful prefiguring of the Eucharist, is “with the best of wheat he fills you.”

Truly, each day, we are able to receive the best, Jesus Himself, when we go to Communion.

This daily gift fulfills to overflowing all that this psalm could ever hope for.

Read the words for yourself in this light, and see if they don’t touch your heart as well.

PS 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20

R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem;
praise your God, O Zion.
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;
he has blessed your children within you.
R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
He has granted peace in your borders;
with the best of wheat he fills you.
He sends forth his command to the earth;
swiftly runs his word!
R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.
He has proclaimed his word to Jacob,
his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.
He has not done thus for any other nation;
his ordinances he has not made known to them. Alleluia.
R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

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