Psalm 13:6
I will sing to the Lord,
because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Our overly efficient culture often tends to think of necessities as though they were the only things in life.  It is true that economics (that is, the art of figuring out how to get by on limited resources) is a basic of life.  Only an idiot thinks he can eat his seed grain and not feel the consequences later.  But life isn’t just economics.  Often – more often than we realize – God is bountiful with us, not merely parsing out “enough” but pouring out an absurd amount.  This is why we have feast from time to time.  Feasts are supposed to be immoderate and lavish.  They reflect the fact that God has loves, not reasons, and that the universe is not a stern economic necessity but the gracious and radically unnecessary gift of a God who is basically lavish, not tight-fisted.  Today, sing to the Lord for His bounty!

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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