The Power of Liturgy

When I read this passage from John from this week’s lectionary,

So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

I hear this,


And then I hear it playing in my head all day long. Is there anything better than singing the scripture, and putting the word of God of in your heart as well as your mind?

As Augustine is supposed to have said, “The one who sings prays twice.”