Third Tuesday of Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Week Three of Ordinary Time   WORD of the DAY   David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom into the City of David with joy.  As soon as the bearers of the ark of the Lord had advanced six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. Then David came dancing before the Lord with abandon.  (2 Samuel 6: 12) How shall I live this Word? Today’s Liturgy leads us to contemplate King David in his free and passionate capacity for prayer.  For David, prayer is recognizing God’s presence among His people, exalting in it, and being tremendously joyful.  The God of Israel is a wandering God who walks with His people, lives in a tent, and wants neither a house nor a temple.  David listens to the Lord and will build nothing of this, but he will live a vital liturgy that connects him to God, a liturgy that passes through his body, through his life, and allows him to give back by his total dedication to God Himself.  It is a liturgy that makes him dance.  A unique, harmonious movement that connects...