12th Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 112, paraphrased by Pastor William
Take delight, you who respect God.
Your offspring will benefit;
they will be a blessing to others.
Your house will be a place of refuge;
peace and love will abound there.
God’s light shines through your actions;
you are kind, forgiving and fair.
You are generous toward others;
always lifting up the downtrodden.
God’s way is in your heart and soul;
nothing can lead you astray.
You are not afraid of what others might do;
for you know God is with you.
You trust and rely on God’s way;
evil will not have victory over you.
You give enthusiastically and generously;
those in need give thanks for you.
The greedy and selfish see you in action,
and become angry;
they want you to be like them,
but they are fools.