A Reflection on Psalm 88: The Psalm of Depression

O Lord, God of my salvation,    I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you;    incline your ear to my cry!For my soul is full of troubles,    and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the pit;    I am a man who has no strength,like one set loose among the dead,    like the slain that … Continue reading A Reflection on Psalm 88: The Psalm of Depression

Borderlands of the Bridge Prophet: A Reflection on John the Baptist as a Liminal Figure

John the Baptist, as the forerunner of Christ, is known as the “bridge prophet” for crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord make his paths straight.” But what may we learn from him as liminal figure for today (one who was on the margins or at the threshold of a greater … Continue reading Borderlands of the Bridge Prophet: A Reflection on John the Baptist as a Liminal Figure

A Reflection on Job 14

Man who is born of a woman    is few of days and full of trouble.He comes out like a flower and withers;    he flees like a shadow and continues not.And do you open your eyes on such a one    and bring me into judgment with you?Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?    There is not one.Since his days are determined,    and the number of his months is … Continue reading A Reflection on Job 14