One of the things I love most about Scripture is that it is ‘living’. That sounds a little funny if you think about it. But when I imagine that something is living, it means that it is organic and dynamic. I am the same person I was ten years ago, but there are new aspects about my personality and my self that have developed simply by experiencing life. And as I read and reread the same stories from Scripture at different points throughout my life, they take on new meaning and significance. And so there is a relational quality as well, a give and take, as I enter into the story and it enters into me.
Over a year ago, I began reading and listening to the Psalms through the practice of Lectio Divina. (I have described Lectio elsewhere, and perhaps I’ll post it here as well.) I want to revisit those Psalms again now, over a year later, to see how they’ve continued to unfold and where they touch me now.