The Psalm-prayer from the third psalm of Lauds (Morning Prayer) spoke to me, today, and invited itself along as my lectio for today–the notion I will return to, throughout the day:

Father, the body of your risen Son is the temple not made by human hands and the defending wall of the new Jerusalem. May this holy city, built of living stones, shine with spiritual radiance and witness to your greatness in the sight of all nations.

The long road to Jerusalem is all encompassing–the interior journey to the depths of our own hearts, whose formidable “defending walls” tumble to Christ, the true defender, in utter peace and surety.

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