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Psalm 23

As I suggested earlier, farm animals are not as stupid as towndwellers often imagine. They recognize individual faces – faces of other animals, faces of humans too. They know individual voices. They pick up signals and react accordingly. If it’s someone they know or trust, they will be happy; if not, they may well be afraid. In this, perhaps the most famous Psalm in the book, the poet has managed, in the first four verses, to get right inside what we might call the mind of an animal – in this case, the sheep. Sheep are very vulnerable...

Taken from Lent For Everyone – Matthew Year A by Tom Wright (2011)

Published by SPCK

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The #BigRead2011: meeting together in housegroups to read the Bible,
making use of Tom Wright's Matthew for Lent with opportunities to go
much bigger and much more creative and join in online (inter)nationally.
From quiet sitting rooms with Bibles and books, to coffee shops and
internet chatrooms across the world.

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