The author of Psalm 73 felt big emotions. They turned in conversation toward the Divine Family. When we carry our emotions into conversation in a safe space, dialogue can help what needs to be healed come out into the light.

Envy. Jealousy. Hatred. Rage. Discontent. Doubt. Disappointment. Uncertainty. These feelings all belong and when engaged from the safe space of community and dialogue they can fuel our prayer and our spiritual health. As we listen together to Psalm 73 and enter conversation, through the dialogue we can hear the voice of the Life-Giving Spirit, the voice of the Divine Family. The Divine wants to speak to us in ways that we can understand and live. The volume on the internal voice that says, “I never hear God speak to me,” can be turned down if we listen together.

Through the process, we can be empowered to live out the changes that we are invited into by the Life-Giving Spirit’s power and comfort. Our world needs people who are living from a place of spiritual health because the dis-ease around us is threatening.

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