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October 21, 2018

It's Getting BetterIt's Getting Better
Rev. Hardy H. Kim

…the Psalms regularly bear witness to the surprising gift of new life just when none had been expected…. That newness cannot be explained, predicted, or programmed. We do not know how such newness happens any more than we know how a dead person is raised to new life, how a leper is cleansed, or how a blind person can see (Luke 7:22). We do not know; nor do the speakers of these psalms. Since Israel cannot explain and refuses to speculate, it can do what it does best. It can tell, narrate, recite, testify, in amazement and gratitude, "lost in wonder, love, and praise."

—Walter Brueggemann, Spirituality of the Psalms