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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

And so it begins...

Ok, so after hours of trying to set this site up (and only being able to do so after an hour on the phone with a friend walking me through step by step - you know who you are you star!!!) I've succumbed to the world of blogging. On their site, lachlan has said that 'bloggomania' is on the rampage - so you can understand why I'm a little bit hesitant about adding myself to the ranks. So for a little while I'm going to keep this site to myself and just get used to reflecting outloud.

Here goes with reflection # 1. In one of my small groups at UTS today, we delved into the world of the psalmist, specifically the first one. By the end of the study there was definitely a subdued feeling in the air - most of us felt the weight of seeing, as the psalmist does, that the world is in one of two camps - the righteous or the wicked; the fruitful and the useless; the wise and the foolish. It is such a hard thought for those of us with unbelieving family and friends - so my question is, what are we doing about it? If our answer is 'nothing' then we are being as useless as the chaff and we need to recapture the grief that God has for the lost.

We also talked a lot about guilt - how we feel when we don't delight in the laws of the Lord, or meditate on Him day and night. Thank God for the fact that He deals with our guilt in a patience that is far greater than we deserve.

(PS - don't plan on the rest of the blogs being this intense!)


  • At 3:38 pm, Blogger Justin said…

    "So for a little while I'm going to keep this site to myself and just get used to reflecting outloud."

    No No. Do not keep this site to yourself...

    Let us know the inner world of the jodimac.

    Re Psalms: Indeed the Psalms have weight. And levity too. But yes, lots of weight.

    "As Dietrich Bonhoeffer has once noted, in the Psalms we find that the words of men to God have become the Word of God to us. What originally took the shape of prayers directed to God are now redirected and reinterpreted as the Word of God to humanity...[we] must not lose sight or touch of the real human element that lies within these prayers so devotionally rich, allowing us and calling us to relate in an intimate way to the struggles and joys of the psalmists in their own walk with our is important that we take seriously the human reality that stands behind the prayers we find in the Psalter. This demands granting the Psalms credibility as real, meaningful, and effectual prayers to God."


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