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13 January 2013

Saying All the Words

An odd item that stood out for me during my week at St. Anselm's was the lack of editing of the psalms.  The current office excises certain verses considered to be too violent (that of drinking the blood of one's foes and all that).  

In a way, it's an impoverishment to remove these verses.  As I prayed them this week I found my prayers turned to those who suffer violent and the need to wrestle with the idea of a God who allows such things to happen.

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