ISSL Reflections July 21 2024 Psalm 119:73–80 Post 2

IV.Today take time to read this portion of Psalm 119 slowly and let the Psalmist lead you into identifying aspects of your relationship to God. V.Psalm 119:73-80 (NRSVue) Your hands have made and fashioned me;       give me understanding that I may … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections July 14 2024 Psalm 71:12–21 Post 3

VII.As we return to the Psalm/Prayer today, what do you hear about God? VIII.Psalm 71:12-21 (NRSVue) O God, do not be far from me;       O my God, make haste to help me!Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed;       let those … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 31 2021 Psalms 149:1-5, 150 Post 3

VII.Again, in Bread in the Wilderness, Thomas Merton writes –“The Psalms acquire, for those who know how to enter into them, a surprising depth, a marvelous and inexhaustible actuality. They are bread, miraculously provided by Christ,to feed those who have … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections October 31 2021 Psalms 149:1-5, 150 Post 2

IV.In Thomas Merton’s Bread in the Wilderness, I came across this – “ … the Psalms are the nourishment of [the] interior life and of … personal prayer, so that at last [we] come to live them and experience them … Continue reading