The Big Lie is that we are all alone: A Reflection on Psalm 3

Today’s daily meditation in Living Faith is one of mine. The reading is:

Many are saying of me,
“There is no salvation for him in God.”
But you, O LORD, are my shield.

– Psalm 3:3-4

Here’s part of my reflection:

The psalmist’s adversaries wield words. They tell him his situation is hopeless. This is a powerful weapon–to get people to abandon hope: “You can’t do this with your own resources and there’s nothing else, so you might as well give up.” We hear it all the time. The Big Lie is that we are all alone and shouldn’t even bother to seek help…

Please read my full reflection here.

About Phil Fox Rose

Phil Fox Rose is a writer, editor and content lead based in New York. He is coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of New York, helping promote centering prayer, which has been his contemplative practice for nearly 20 years. Raised atheist by ex-Mormons, Phil has journeyed through Quakerism, deep ecology, Buddhism and Catholicism. Now he's a congregant, worship leader, cook and chair of the leadership team at St. Lydia's, an awesome dinner church in Brooklyn, NY, and spends as much time in nature as possible. Phil has been a political party leader, videographer, tech journalist, punk roadie, software designer, sheepherder, stockbroker and downtempo radio DJ. A common thread is the process of learning about stuff, figuring it out and then sharing that understanding with others. Follow Phil by RSS feed, email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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