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Psalm 95: Begin Each Day in God’s Presence

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” (Psalm 95:1). I pray these words deep in the bush of Subukia, Kenya. The music of my spirit is accompanied by a rooster’s solo, backed by a predawn chorus of unfamiliar insects and animals. In the

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Praying the Psalms

Anyone who prays the Psalms over a period of time is bound to have some favorites. As a Franciscan and a Scripture scholar, I would like to share my personal favorites.

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St. Francis and His Dreams

Francis dreamed of glory on the battlefield. He got his wish—in a sense. He became a knight of Christ and “the herald of the great King.”

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The Gospels According to Saint Francis

Recall the three texts that Saint Francis read when he went to the Church of Saint Nicholas with Brother Bernard, and opened the Bible three times. The order in which the texts appeared is Matthew 19:21, then Luke 9:3, and then Matthew 16:24.

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