Blessed is the man

Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

This past Wednesday I went for a drive through Letchworth Park and emerging from the northern end of the park found myself but a half dozen miles from Abbey of the Genesee. I arrived there in time for vespers. Near the entrance of the guest area is the Book of Psalms. On that day it was open to Psalm 1. I’ve been reading and re-reading this passage all week and like lectio it is settling into my spirit.