To be honest, I usually do not like poetry. I appreciate it. I can value its beauty, but poetry does not float my boat. Maybe it is a left brain/right brain thing. As a result, I probably do not get the full impact from the Psalms. I read them in everyday’s readings, and I love to listen to the cantor sing them at church. Somehow I feel that I am missing a part of it.
Yesterday’s reading from Psalm 25 got to me though. This one spoke to my heart on a profound level. I am not sure why, but maybe it has something to due with my place on the journey.
To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
Your ways, O Lord, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior,
and for you I wait all the day.
Good and upright is the Lord;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
and teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the Lord are kindness and constancy
toward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
The friendship of the Lord is with those who fear him,
and his covenant, for their instruction.