Make me to know your ways, O Lord
and teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
For you are the God of my salvation,
for you I have hoped all the day long.
Remember, Lord, your compassion and love,
For they are from everlasting.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions,
but think on me in your goodness, O Lord,
According to your steadfast love (Psalm 25: 3-6)
The Psalmist is asking God for teaching and guidance. How much we can feel at one with him, or her, at this moment. If only someone would guide us! The future seems so unclear, we can feel like we are stumbling about in fog. What is true? Which future scenario seems most likely? Like the Psalmist we have all made some rather dire mistakes, taken some paths that we should better have left alone, both as individuals and as a society, or even as a world population. Now we have to ask God to show us mercy, to forget our wrongdoings and give us another chance, so that we can start to put things right. And we can safely turn to God, whose love for us is steadfast and everlasting.