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An Encounter with Life

The Psalms, are the flower and the fruit of a long romance, ongoing between God and man, a romance in which its first whisperings were lost in the dawn of the People of God.

All encounters are a meeting of two paths, two journeys or two intimacies. Man seeks God, and never stops searching for Him. In His potter’s workshop -man is an ongoing creative work of art. Deep inside God’s heart, where man was conceived and molded, God sealed in man’s depths, an image of His own self, His own fingerprint, His own imprint. This imprint is like a powerful gravitational force, an irresistible attraction that draws man back to His Creator, His Original Source.

God also seeks man, because God also feels an attraction for man, already in the depth of human waters, God sees a reflection of His own image. That is why; the crossing of or encounter of these two rivers produces the typical joy experienced by two harmonious natures when they come together, and the typical clash when two different “individuals” encounter each other.

Nevertheless, in spite of all these difficulties, the two of them revive their friendship to continue together, and walk, side by side, the itinerary of life and history. From this shared life of faith, a great friendship is born between the both of them. For men of God, this friendship was and is a bond that cannot be broken or bought.

From the book “Psalm for Life” by Father Ignacio Larrañaga


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