Reading the Psalms in the Dark

“Against all of this the Psalms issue a mighty protest and invite us into a more honest facing of the darkness. The reason the darkness may be faced and lived in is that even in the darkness, there is One to address. The One to address is in the darkness but is not simply a part of the darkness (John 1:1-5). Because this One has promised to be in the darkness with us, we find the darkness strangely transformed, not by the power of easy light but by the power of relentless solidarity.”  – Walter Brueggemann, Spirituality of the Psalms, pg. xiii

 

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