Psalm 25: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
The responsorial psalm for this week is from Psalm 25, a prayer for forgiveness and guidance, written in acrostic form.
This psalm calls to mind the fact that God’s saving action requires a response. Having been saved, what responsibilities do we now have? How should we live so as not to fall back into the situation from which we were saved? If God is just, what kind of lives should we be living? The psalmist’s answer comes in the form of a petition to God: Teach me your ways.