The Responsorial Psalm at Mass on Sunday of this week,the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, speaks of the importance of just living, ie of living justly.
Itspeaks a real sense of order and peace and hope and security into our world, which is marked and marred by murder and mayhem, uncertainly and insecurity, anxiety for us and again and again the worst of things for others.
The psalmist says the answer to all that is to walk without fault; act with justice and speak truth from our hearts; to do no wrong to our brother, cast no slur on our neighbour, hold the godless in disdain, but honour those who fear the Lord.
The just will live in the presence of the Lord.
Lord, who shall dwell on your holy mountain?
He who walks without fault;
he who acts with justice
and speaks the truth from his heart;
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