A Primer on The Psalms: Understanding a Masterpiece

Posted September 3, 2017 8:54 pm by Nathaniel Lauer

A Primer on The Psalms: Understanding a Masterpiece

While we often scavenge the world of literature for pertinent, practical self-help books to assist in restoring us to a state of physical, mental and spiritual health, one of the most overlooked but most profound of works on the topic is found in the Psalms. Our everyday familiarity with the Psalms should not let us lose our wonder at their presence in the pages of Sacred Scripture. We should always marvel at God’s Word.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Psalms as the very “…masterwork of prayer in the Old Testament” (CCC 2585). Divinely inspired yet humanly written as

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