|“St Francis Rejecting the World |
and Embracing Christ”.
We have reached the end of our journey with the Psalmist. In the past few weeks we have experienced the depths of despair, as those who should have been supportive were not. We have seen elation and delight, when the Psalmist knew the love and mercy of God. Finally we have seen the Psalmist’s profound enunciation of the faith.
St Francis of Assisi, the complier of the Psalms we have been using for this study, knew what he was looking for when he chose the verses he did. The Biblical Psalms are, and should always be, an integral part of a rich and fulfilling prayer life.
Through these past weeks, there have been challenges for us to face. Perhaps some difficult questions we’d prefer to avoid, or not think about. Yet, our faith is never static. It, like the Scriptures we know and love, moulds us. When we get a new insight, or different perspective on what we have read, or experienced previously; we should not be concerned. Rather we should rejoice that we have a new awareness of the ever revealing nature of God.
Do you worry if you get a different perspective on the scriptures each time you read them? If so, why?