Vatican City, Apr 20, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Explaining Psalm 26 during his regular Wednesday General Audience, Pope John Paul II said that the true way to achieve inner peace and serenity is prayer.
The Pontiff said that the key theme of the psalm entitled “Faith in God in the face of danger,” is “faith in God, in good times and in bad.”
The first part, he said, “is marked by great serenity, based on faith in God on the dark day of the assault of the wicked.”
“The life of the believer,” he continued, “is often filled with tensions and trials, sometimes even to the point of rejection and persecution. The behavior of the just causes annoyance because it serves as a reminder to the pompous and perverse.”