One simple refrain echoes throughout the Psalms: Selah. An invitation for God’s people to pause, to exalt, and to lift up all that we are to God. In response to joy and blessing, Selah. In the face of suffering and sorrow, Selah. In the midst of judgment and salvation, Selah.
This Lent we pursue the sacred call to pause before God. We dwell with the words of the psalmist giving voice to the full range of our experience and with Christ, our guide and example for living authentically before God, in the breadth and depth of our humanity.