8 But to the Son He says:
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”
“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
11 They will perish, but You remain;
And they will all grow old like a garment;
12 Like a cloak You will fold them up,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not fail.”
Is Francis a very artistic, dreamy sort of man or actually very clever?
“God is the One who always renews because he is always new: God is young! God is the Eternal who does not have time, but is capable of renewing, of rejuvenating himself continually and rejuvenating everything. The most peculiar characteristics of young people are God’s as well. He is young because ‘he makes all things new’ and he loves new things; because he amazes and loves to astonish; because he knows how to dream and desires our dreams; because he is strong and enthusiastic; because he constructs relationships and asks us to do the same, he is social. I think of the imagination of the young and I see that they also possess the possibility of being ‘eternal,’ putting into play their innocence, their creativity, their courage, their energy, accompanied by dreams and by the wisdom of their elders. It is a cycle which becomes closed, which creates with a new continuity and it reminds me of the image of eternity.”