fortress mentality

The Hiding Place

He shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling...
People like Saint Patrick practiced their faith in a hostile land. Prayer formed for him a hiding place with God. Psalm 27 does an odd thing, it has a number of high security phrases like, “The Lord is the stronghold of my life,” and “set me high upon a rock.” It appeals to the fortress mentality of our faith, as if to say that is the reason for religion. It being Lent, I was struck by the wilderness and the 'seeking God for God’s sake' quality of the Psalm. David is saying, I only want to seek the Lord’s face, nothing else matters.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Lent 2
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