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For She Loved Much

Beloved, read and find comfort in God’s mercy. He forgave the offences of the sinful woman. He upheld her when she was afflicted. The Lord opened the eyes of the blind with clay, that he might see light. He granted healing to the paralysed man, who arose, walked, and carried his bed. He gave us the pearls - His Holy Body and Blood. He brought His medicine secretly and with them He heals openly. He wandered around the land of Judea, like a physician, bearing His medicine. 

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How long, O Lord? Will You forget me?

pope shenouda iii

Psalm 121 is considered to be the keeping psalm; it is the one of fear of being forsaken.

It is a psalm of a tired person who is afraid that God may have forsaken him...

And it seems that his tiredness lasted for so long and he became troubled because of its length. That’s why he cries to the Lord saying: “How long” and repeats it four times:

“How long, O Lord?
Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?”

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