when wicked deceivers ring me round -
those who trust in their wealth
and boast of their great riches?
But God will rescue my soul from the grave
by receiving me unto himself.
Fear not when someone grows rich,
when his power becomes oppressively great,
for nothing will he take when he dies;
his wealth and pomp he will leave behind. (Ps 49, 6-7 & 16-18)
Lord, what will you give us if we hand ourselves over to you?
"Crosses in this life, and eternal joy in the next."