Praise God our Creator, Source of all life.
I will sing praise to God as long as I live.
in mortals, in whom there is no salvation.
When they die they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.
who keeps faith forever;
who gives food to the hungry and welcomes the immigrant;
who seeks to end racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination;
the Lord raises up those who are bowed down
and loves the righteous and those who do the works of mercy and peace.
It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible.
It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious.
It is sown weak; it is raised powerful.
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.
|Jean-Francois Millet, The Gleaning|