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Monday, October 11, 2010

Days 40-41 (To Be Human)

[Reaction to Psalms from May 1-6 readings in One Day Bible]

I've found the psalms most effective when I read them aloud. I particularly find it therapeutic to do so with the laments like Psalm 102. Perhaps because the feeling of being forsaken is more universally expressed than the feeling of victory, I find victory psalms less moving. But I think Psalm 104 is a nice example. "Praise the Lord, O my soul," does strike a chord though. Finally, I did the occasional ancient Hebrew version of School House Rock found at Psalm 105.

Perhaps with the exception of the School House Rock, the range of emotion expressed in the psalms speaks to human nature.

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