|“St Francis Rejecting the World |
and Embracing Christ”.
9 Those who oppress me are before your eyes.
10 My heart has grown accustomed to unhappiness and reproaches.
There is no need to name the people, God knows who they are. Even though the psalmist is saddened by the knowledge that those who are the oppressors are known.
We often want to identify people and then to apportion blame. This is human and perhaps expected in todays’ highly secular world. But the psalmist is pointing to another reality. Would you be content to leave the names with God?