Why does Peter quote a Psalm of David to Christian believers in the First Century?
1 Peter 2:1–3 (ESV)
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2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.
The Psalm response for today’s Liturgy of the Word sings out from Psalm 34: “The Lord hears the cry of the poor…” Upon hearing that, I am reminded of all the materially poor in the world and refugees who have nothing but what they can carry, those who may now have the safety of resettlement but are still bereft of any familiarity with place or persons with whom they had shared life. 289 more words
Those moments come… and you hope they go. You hope they flee more quickly than they settled over your head, your heart, your soul. The darkness creeps in again and you find yourself lost inside your own thoughts… and numb. 548 more words