Psalm 73 is one of my favorites. I will briefly comment on the different parts of this Psalm in order to explain why I like it so much. (I’m quoting the standard RSV translation.) 73:1 Truly …
Source: Into the Sanctuary: Psalm 73
Fr. C. I’ve been reading the psalms to my 98y father, who is probably dying soon. This was helpful to read now, for me.
“Coming into the sanctuary” is a great consolation for me to bring to him. The sanctuary is “in truth and spirit” as Jesus told the Samaritan woman, not in a place, not in our accomplishments. “The sanctuary” is the psalms, themselves. We’ve talked together of “taking stock,” as a means of understanding our lives and their significance (if any) before God, not measured by the others. What do we have left to give? It is probably more important to me than him; as a daughter I still want his blessing.