From all eternity , O Lord, you are Ps.92.
Our Responsorial Psalm in today’s Liturgy gives us an insight into the depth and origin – although He has no origin – of this Person, this One in Three, whom we call our God, our King – the one St. Teresa of Avila, affectionately addressed as “Your Majesty”-. “The world you made firm from of old – yes, from all eternity, you are’.
During the past week, a few other passages from our daily Scripture, helped me to fathom a little deeper this line: ‘From all eternity, O Lord, you are’.
Amos, the prophet, tells us:‘He it was who formed the mountains, created the wind –he made the Pleiades and Orion,
and turns the dusk to dawn and the day to darkest night.He has built his high place in the heavens,and supported his vault on the earth. Amos 4:5,9.
And this is only a brief glimpse into the mystery and wonder of it all.
We have only to read what our Scientists tell about the origins of our mountains and streams, our stars and planets, created billions of years ago – our minds boggle at the whole geographic scene, and yet this same mighty God is He who comes to us in a wafer of bread, and a drop of wine – his Body and Blood consecrated by the Priest at every Mass. As Cardinal John Henry Newman prayed: “You are now, though in Heaven, just the same as you were on earth; the mighty God and yet the little child – the all holy yet all sensitive one” – our Lord and King inviting us into His Kingdom. Only by faith can we even dimly comprehend this mystery – this love story.
‘Jesus, my King, whom I look at shrouded here below,I beseech you send me what I long for so,
Some day to gaze on you face to face in light,And be blest forever with your glory’s sight.St. Thomas Aquinas O.P.
And now, your Majesty, I make one last prayer in the words of Jesus, your Son:
"Father, I want these you have given me to be with me where I am – so that they may always see the glory you have given me because you loved me before the foundations of the world" Jn:24.17.
Yes, indeed Father, may your Kingdom come to every one of your children.