It’s been about six months since I completed my cycle of psalm reflections. Writing a 300 words reflection every week about a verse from a Psalm was rewarding, even though at time it was a difficult discipline. The Psalms are powerful poetry, reflecting a spectrum of human experience reaching out towards God. I appreciated the time that I spent every week reading the Psalm, trying to understand its message, and searching within that for the message it had for me. I miss it, but I’ve not been sure whether I am prepared to commit the time to do it again in the same way. Reading one Psalm a week was a three year commitment.
After much thought, I decided I missed the Psalms and want to go back through them again, but I also decided to streamline and accelerate the pace. 2017 will be the year of the Psalms mini-reflection. I’m going to try to go through the Psalms again and write brief reflections of approximately 100 words, each one focusing on a short sentence or phrase. And I’m going to try to publish three a week, so I can finish the project in one year.
I’d love to read your comments. I’d also love to see you keep up and write your own reflections and share them in the comments.