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Psalm 26

Proper 17A

For the 1999 edition of the Pennyroyal Caxton Bible, illustrator Barry Moser sketched two portraits of David.  The first is of the young David, the “getting ready to slay Goliath” David.   He’s young, brash.  The eyes say it all.   He has his whole life ahead of him and he’s confident it’s going to be…

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Psalm 26

Proper 22B

Digging into the Text: I am writing this piece a day after the gut-wrenching spectacle of the Kavanaugh hearing. If you ever wondered about the context and meaning of Psalm 26, just think of it on the lips of either one of the witnesses who testified before the Judiciary Committee. Think of Blasey Ford’s hesitant,…

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Psalm 26

Proper 22B

Comments, Observations, and Questions to Consider Psalm 26 is the poet’s plea for God’s “vindication.”  It pictures a courtroom in which the poet-defendant begs the judge to declare her innocent.  In it she insists she’s innocent because she has led what she calls a “blameless life” (1). Yet such a plea seems to clash with…

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