I’ve got a bad cough and the glass is definitely half empty. Just saying it out loud like this makes me feel some better, however.
I bumped into a helpful, straightforward article called How to Read the Psalms in case you’re interested. It’s interesting that the article mentions the community setting in which the psalms were originally experienced — since they were sung in worship by the Hebrew people.
One of the things I had the hardest time getting used to in our new church was the weekly experience of singing/chanting a psalm. As I get over the weirdness of it, it IS starting to become a community experience that I’m really enjoying. I wonder what other people think about that portion of the liturgy.