Psalm 80 (Psalms on the Trail)

“Restore us, O God; let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved.” Psalm 80:3 Reflection:  It may seem strange to turn to this psalm on the day after Easter. Yes, I know, it was the next one on the list.  But it sounds penitential and pleading to me, like it is unfinished […]

Christ is Risen (Psalms on the Trail)

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain, wheat that in dark earth many days has lain; loves lives again, that with the dead has been; love is come again like wheat arising green. In the grave they laid him, love by hatred slain, thinking that he would never wake again, laid in the […]