"How dear to me is your dwelling, O Lord of hosts!
My soul has a desire and a longing for the courts of
My heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God." Ps. 84, v1
On the first Sunday of this month I was standing at the back of the church, in my choir robe, waiting to process down the aisle singing a favorite hymn, noticing the congregation filled with many familiar smiling faces and thinking to myself: I am so blessed to be in this place of worship, God's house, my home away from home, where I am surrounded by love, where a sense of peace always fills my soul. As the service progressed and psalm eighty-four was read, it struck me that verse one summed up my thoughts in a nutshell.
St. Matthew's, my dwelling place on Sunday mornings, always makes
my heart and soul rejoice in the living God especially when I'm in the
midst of such a loving parish family.