Today, I focus on the Responsorial Psalm – that the heavens declare the glory of God, that all men and women could see a God through his creation. Saint Paul reiterates this in Romans 1:20, 21 – that we have no excuse for not knowing God, for in creation, all should know God.
To move further along in Psalm 19, we hear that the law of the Lord is perfect, the decree of the Lord is trustworthy, the precepts of the Lord are right, and the command of the Lord is clear. But how do we, as men and women, get our Lord’s laws, decrees, precepts, and commands from nature, from his creation?
Anyone reading this has no excuse for sure, as the English translation of the Bible has been around for at least 500 years. Approximately 7,100 languages worldwide, and about 1,500,000 people do not have a Bible translation in their native tongue. It is thought that through computer translations, all men and women will have a Bible in their native language between 2033 and 2038.
In his book titled “A Year With Father Eymard,” Father Erasto Fernandez SSS writes, “It is quite evident from all his writings that the one thing that mattered to Father Eymard throughout all his life was the love of God, not just as an acquisition, but as the dynamic center of one’s life.” The key, then, is to read or hear God’s word in one’s own language. I encourage you today to support the efforts of reputable companies that provide translations so that all men and women can truly know God through his word.
Let Us Pray:
Dear heavenly Father, guide us in generosity to help others to receive your word in their language. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.