Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Quote of the day: Our hearts are no longer heavy

'Our hearts are no longer heavy, they are light.' The Kimyal people receive printed copies of the New Testament - which some of them had worked long and hard to translate, others working on literacy or teaching the Bible. This moved me to tears. They know God has given them his Word, through his Son, and they receive it with joy. May it bear much fruit, even as it already is doing.

Their hearts were heavy, because they didn't have all of God's word in their own language. My heart is all too often heavy because I don't read it and believe.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Musical shape of soul

An excellent article drawing on Athanasius on singing the Psalms. Useful for self-expression? Not primarily: foremost, they impress their truth into us, only then do they form our expression. The Song-Shaped Soul, by Steven R Guthrie (pdf).