Psalm for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Psalm 78: 3-4, 23-24, 25, 54

The responsorial psalm for this week describes the practice of handing stories down from generation to generation, a practice that is found in every society. Its purpose is the preservation of the traditions that shape the identity and ethos of the people, giving them a sense of who they are by reminding them of the founding and formative events of their past. They, in turn, will transmit these traditions to their descendants.

This is a very serious undertaking, for it is precisely in the handing down of traditions that the identity of the group is preserved. Continue reading “Psalm for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)”