Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Environmental Stewardship Commission (MEESC) Lectionary Reflection Year A, Proper 5, Psalm

Psalm 50

For all the beasts of the forest are mine, * the herds in their thousands upon the hills.

I know every bird in the sky, * and the creatures of the fields are in my sight. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, * for the whole world is mine and all that is in it. (Vs 10-12)

Reflection on Psalm 50 by the Rev Tom Harries

How could one include honor or concern for the natural environment in a sermon for today? Once you bring up the question, you can probably spot the opportunities as well as I.

In the Psalm verses, reflect on “The beasts of the forest are mine…”

The Rev Tom Harries is the Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Elk River, MN. He originally wrote this reflection in 1999. Tom and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Tom Harries or any MEESC member, or mail them to:

<MEESC c/o C. Morello 4451 Lakeside Drive Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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