A new song

RCL Reflection, Sixth Sunday of Easter Year B, May 9, 2021
We must remember that all the earth belongs to God—every atom, molecule, droplet of water, and handful of soil—and as such is sacred. This week’s psalm helps us do just that, as well as illumine the other lessons. (Image: Lyre, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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