Carry a Psalm with you

Do you ever stop and reflect on just how much stuff you carry around with you?  Cell phone, keys, wallet, driver’s license, glasses, bag (never mind what is in the bag…) the list can go on and on.

Today I want to encourage you to carry something else around with you — something that really will enrich our living. I encourage you to carry a psalm with you each week.  A psalm that we can carry in our mind — reading and re-reading — perhaps even learning it by heart — carrying it in our heart.

 This past week Psalm 16 was our set psalm.  Here are a few lines that moved me to wonder and wander…

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage.
You show me the path of life.  In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

These words cannot be read too slowly. As we read them — they read us back. What do they mean? What do they mean for our individual lives and for us as a community, country … cosmos?

Peace, Alan

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