Lent 1 - Year C
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Note the elisions, this is where temptation goes on.
We say we trust G*D, but we are really expecting that our praise will have an excellent return, just as major contributors to political campaigns expect consideration of their needs. Our trust is to pay off in deliverance, protection, fear reduction, and avoidance of punishment.
See, “Because” we trust, no evil shall befall us. We have G*D’s word on this, “Those who love me (at least flatter me), I will deliver....”
This is an early-in-Lent opportunity to reflect on both our motives and our willingness to fudge our values for an additional perk. Blessings on a clear-eyed evaluation of your relationship with G*D, Self, and Neighb*r.