Psalms 104, 133 and Orthodoxy, 7 July 19

The astute reader will discern the absence of the Lectionary reading, Psalm 30. Our leader on Sunday brings to us insights into the joys -- and difficulties -- of interfaith dialogue, the twists and turns of unity in diversity. So, somewhat driven by opportunism (the leader's recent experiences) but anticipating a retrospective blessing of circumstantial … Continue reading Psalms 104, 133 and Orthodoxy, 7 July 19

Psalm 27, 17 Mar ’19

This psalm offers encouragement in difficult times, weaving together two contrasting but commanding threads. First is the imagery of light, beauty and goodness. Calling to mind references to the ‘light of the world’ (John 8:12) and ‘light upon my path’ (Psalm 119:105), it is a theme found in many psalms. Many readers will be familiar with the opening verse: “God is my light and … Continue reading Psalm 27, 17 Mar ’19