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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Refuge, a key metaphor of the Psalms

 Again I am sharing a thought from Patrick Woodhouse who tells us the Psalms give us a different perspective, one in which, we find refuge from a world which can constantly threaten a person's balance and integrity. "Refuge is a key metaphor of the Psalms. But finding such 'refuge' does not just happen. It has to be learned, and practiced. It requires discipline, and, crucially, a surrender, a letting go of the insistent demands of the individual ego. The daily prayer time is a crucial part of learning what this means."

Then Woodhouse tells us that "from that 'refuge', the Psalms invite you to live differently in the world. 

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