|“St Francis Rejecting the World |
and Embracing Christ”.
7 All those who saw me derided me with their jeering lips and tossing heads.
8 For I am a worm, and not a man at all.-the reproach of men and outcast of the people.
The words and actions of the people around the psalmist have been driven the psalmist into a deep despair. When we allow others to deride us, we can also fall into despair. When this happens we also have a tendency to think of ourselves as being worthless, or of little value. This of course is our self-centred thinking and we, and the psalmist, know it is not how God sees us.
In despair, do you only look inwards? Have you, instead, looked towards God?