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Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18

Proper 7A

If this were a typical year, an ordinary summer season, probably not too many preachers would gravitate to the somewhat plaintive, somewhat brooding 69th Psalm.  In the Year A Lectionary for this particular year, this also falls on Father’s Day for those who observe this.  It’s getting to be summer, vacation season, a time for…

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Psalm 69:7-18

Proper 7A

Psalm 69 is the cry of a person in extremis.  He uses the conventional language of drowning to describe his distress.  The Jews were a non-nautical people, so the thought of falling into deep water where there is no firm bottom provoked the deepest terror.  We can almost see the Psalmist flailing about as he…

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