Today's reading is the next part of Psalm 119, the long song about the richness and beauty of God's teaching in the holy scripture. It begins with a well-known verse: "Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." It then admits that there are others who have turned away from God's teaching, and they are causing anguish for those who try to be faithful. In such times, people of faith trust in God's teaching and wait for God to act -- to punish evil and to reward good. Even so, the soul recognizes that it is better to follow God's word than not.
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