taste goodness

By Tomas Castelazo (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Oh God, correct us when we are dull
   in perceiving your goodness.
Your goodness should be more
   than a matter of simple knowledge.
Often we do not taste your many blessings
   but devour your gifts without relishing them
   or conceal them with ungrateful loathing.
You call us to stir up our senses
   bringing full palates endued with tasting
   that your goodness might be fully known
   or rather, to be completely revealed to us.

after John Calvin, 1509 – 1564, Swiss Reformer
adapted from the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, Psalm 34


Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
   Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

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