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Sunday’s sermon began: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”* That’s the last stanza of the 19th Psalm, sometimes heard at the beginning of a sermon. I took a notion to read the entire psalm and was wonderstruck by the first stanza: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”* Those words I took to heart. Then, Monday morning, this same stanza appeared as the last words in an editorial in the Times.** Just a coincidence, surely.

*The Book of Common Prayer, page 606

** New York Times, November 8, 2021, Opinion Page, “Faith and Science Are Not At Odds,” Tish Harrison Warren, priest in the Anglican Church of North America

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