Monday, January 12, 2009

*Embrace, Turn, Hold and Beg..........January 12




"Embrace him, the one you have sought;
turn to him, and be enlightened;
hold him fast, ask him not to go in haste,
beg him not to leave you."

St. Ambrose



Latin words (which are from a translation of Psalm 116, verses 12 and 13):
"What return shall I make?
I shall accept the chalice of salvation,
and I shall call upon the Name of the Lord."

6 comments:

aspiring... said...
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Anonymous said...

Friends,

Here is the meaning of the Latin words (which are from a translation of Psalm 116, verses 12 and 13):

"What reward shall I give to the Lord? I shall accept the chalice of salvation, and I shall call upon the Name of the Lord."

John
PS: Thank you, "aspiring." I'll take a look.

Micki said...

John - Thank you again for your translation. It adds so much to the post.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Micki.

I think that I should suggest changing the phrase, "What reward shall I give," to, "What return shall I make," in my translation I think that it is wrong to say that we "reward" the Lord, and "rewarding" is not really the intention of the psalmist.

Probably due to lack of space, the designer of the card cut verse 12 short. The full verse states, "What return shall I make to the Lord [for all His bounty to me]?"

Sorry to make extra work for you.
John

Bella Vita said...

Oh Micki, so true: How I need our Lord not to give up on me, to never leave me! Thank you for this lovely message.

P.S. I used and cited one of your holy cards today in my message.

P.S.S. I also did some further research on St. John Cantius AND ST. THOMAS AQUINAS for patron saints to educators and posted that information for accuracy as well.

P.S.S. Your work is PERFECT just the way it is....

Love, Roz

Micki said...

Roz - I think He would never leave us at any time. I'm more concerned about my leaving Him....
O Jesus, hold me tight because I need you.