Psalm 18

Regarding completion. Pertaining to Dauid the servant of the Lord, what he said to the Lord, the words of this ode in the day in which the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saoul. and he said: I will agape-love you, O Lord, my strength. The…

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

This week’s theme is about Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” in his 9th symphony, and how it has come to be an anthem of overcoming adversity. There’s a film treatment of the “Ode to Joy” which I think is stupendous, and I’ve included a link to the clip below. (The movie is called “Immortal Beloved” —…

Psalm 17

A Prayer. Pertaining to Dauid. Hearken, O Lord, to my righteousness; attend to my petition; give ear to my prayer on lips not deceitful. From before your countenance may my judgment come forth; let my eyes see straightforwardness. You tested my heart; you visited by night; in fire you tested me, and no injustice was…