Psalm 45:1: "My heart is stirring with a noble song; let me recite what I have fashioned for the king;
my tongue shall be the pen of a skilled writer."
Today many celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of the victory of Mexico over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Over time the day has also come to be a time to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. Throughout the Scriptures there are calls to celebrate and commemorate the goodness and blessings of life and of God's work in our midst. Psalm 45 describes the practice of penning a "noble song," which recounts the blessings of God upon the king and God's people (and this Psalm has often been ascribed to Jesus by the Church). This is a good reminder that among the spiritual practices of our faith, the practice of "celebration" is an important one. Recall that the word "holiday" comes from the words "holy day."
During this challenging time, I wonder how we might practice the spiritual discipline of celebration? What are some celebratory practices you might want to take on - practices that remember the goodness of God in your life and in the lives of others?
Thanks be to God!