Psalm for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Psalm 107: 23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31

This week’s responsorial psalm is from Psalm 107, a hymn inviting those who have been rescued by God to give praise.

In its entirety, the psalm describes four archetypal divine rescues, each ending in thanksgiving: from the sterile desert (v. 4–9), from imprisonment in gloom (v. 10–16), from mortal illness (v. 17–22), and from the angry sea, which is our passage for today (v. 23–32). The number four connotes totality, all the possible varieties of rescue. Continue reading “Psalm for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)”