Carl Dobsky,The Lotus Eater
I would rather lie at the threshold of the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked. - Psalm 84
That psalm is used as an antiphon in the old Mass for St. Benedict Joseph Labre, and was given to me by my novice master when I was a novice. I think of it often and it has remained my prayer ever since.
It is especially important for me today.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest ...
Blessed are they who dwell in your house!
Yet I had rather lie abject at the threshold of the house of my God
than dwell in the homes of the wicked.