Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of the Spiritual Directions podcast. In this episode, I take a look at the 23rd Psalm from a contemplative perspective.
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In this episode you’ll discover:
- The analogy between the 23rd Psalm and the stages of the spiritual path
- What the turning point in the Psalm has to do with the Dark Night of the Soul
- The change in relationship between the speaker and the shepherd figure
- What suffering has to do with divine union
- A redefinition of the Psalmist’s use of the term “enemies”
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Book: The Psalms with Commentary by Robert Alter. This fascinating translation provides a sense of immediacy to these texts that have become so time worn for some and so archaic for others they may have lost some of their potency in English. Take a fresh look.
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