The Blurb  :  Getting to Know Saint Francis

Something to Read

Sing a New Song

Do not love the world or anything in the world …

             1 John 2:15

You owe me your very self.

             Philemon 1:19


Something to think about: 

Psalm for the Nativity, excerpt

Sing a new song to Him –

    Sing to the Lord, all the earth!  (Psalm 95:1)

For the Lord is great,

    He is worthy of all praise.

    He inspires us with awe,

         for all that He is and does

         is far beyond all lesser gods (Psalm 95:4).

Give to the Lord –

    every family and all nations –

    give to the Lord

    glory and praise!

Give Him all the glory

    that is due His marvellous name!

    (Psalm 95:7—8)



Something to Pray:  

My Father, I see it now:  when I am “singing” my own praises, hungering for praise from others, I am caught in the trap of self.

             But today …

             Today I set my self aside. 

            Forgetting me, I sing a new song … words for love … sung only to you.




Matthew 11: 25 – 30 and Romans 1: 16 – 17