Monday, June 12, 2017
I was up a bit earlier than usual today, and I took my coffee out to the deck. Watching the sun come up over the trees and listening to a pine warbler singing, I was surrounded by a deep peace and feeling of oneness with nature. After a few minutes I opened my newest Bible and felt pushed to read Psalm 1. I've just purchased the Common English Bible and am exploring it. I read this several times to myself, and I also read it aloud. I find reading scripture aloud helps me hear it and understand it. I sat with it for a bit, and then read it in my usual NRSV version. I like both versions. I think both are true to the meaning intended. I do like the way the NRSV titles the psalm "The Two Ways."
I have no great insight to share today. Just the feeling of calmness and peace at the beginning of what promises to be a hot, busy day.