I have been surprised this year as I have discovered a great hidden secret. The Psalms.
Everday in my classes we begin by reading an octet from Ps 119 (section Aleph, section Beth…etc), and then reading a portion or whole of another psalm. We are just moving straight through the psalms in Sequence. We have finished Ps 119 maybe four times this year.
I have learned a LOT from this exercise. Not only have I learned, but I have been moved and changed by the words of the Psalms. It ALMOST as if the words are ALIVE!!! =) j/k – of course they’re alive, but man I didn’t expect to be so gripped by them. I feel hard pressed to know how I lived without them as a normative part of my day for so long.