The Responsorial Psalm in our Mass readings this week, one of the Scriptures given was:
“He redeems your life from destruction, He crowns you with kindness and compassion.” (Psalms 103:4)
It got me to thinking, “What kind of crown do I wear on my head daily?” “Is it one I place there, or do I let God place it there?” Of course most of the time it is one, I place there.
Many days I have placed a crown of grumbling, complaining, anxiety, or even pulling the covers over my head not wanting to get out of bed, sort of thing. This Scripture made me see, “God places a crown on my head daily.”
Each morning when we arise, before we begin our day, we need to realise God loves us so much, He is “crowning” us. A crown which contains the most valuable of jewels, “kindness” and ”compassion.” A crown we should wear, giving thanks for it throughout our day. We need to feel and wear it upon our heads as a “treasured jewel.”
Ask yourself in the morning, “What kind of crown, am I going to wear?” “One that is filled with today’s “inconveniences,” “grumbling,” “moaning” and “complaining.?” One that is so ”heavy” my head will not even hold it up?” Or am I going to remember, “As undeserving as I am, I carry a “crown” given to me by God, which is filled with nothing but “jewels of love?” “One that is so light and carries no burdens, that I “forget” it is there?
Lord help us remember today, we are “crowned” by You, with a crown of kindness and compassion. Help us “not” forget we are wearing such a crown, given to us because You love us. +
God Bless, SR