Psalm 23 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible. It is learned by children, it is put on posters, it is recited at funerals. An no wonder, because it is easily accessable to us, even if we don't know much about sheep.
Here is the assignment:
1. Read Psalm 23
2. Print it from this page, if you like and carry it with you.
3. Write down observations and questions.
4. Find a way to respond to it by re-writing it in your own words, by writing something in response, by composing music, creating a collage, or whatever blows your hair back.
5. Feel free to post your thoughts.
Here is Psalm 23 in the New Revised Standard Version
The Divine Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.