[From Aug. 4, 2006 archive]
Teach us what matters most, O God—
not armaments, but your name.
Teach us to sing our praise to you,
no matter how illustrious the competition.
Teach us to hear your voice speaking
midst the uproar of the crowd.
Then teach us with fear and joy
to run and do your bidding.
Ps. 88; 148; 6; 20
Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,
but our pride is in the name of the LORD our God.
“Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes;
to the LORD I will sing,
I will make melody to the LORD, the God of Israel. … ”
And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.
So [Mary Magdalene and the other Mary] left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.