“...Who may abide in Your Tent O Lord?
Who may dwell
on Your holy mountain?..."
A tent offers protection from the elements yet one is still part of the world around him, she said. A mountain offers the strongest foundation yet it is a high point from which one may see from afar with wisdom and clarity.
The question each of us has wondered: How can I live my life in such a way that is pleasing to God? Perhaps it is a way of being, a way of speaking, a way of doing kindness and truthfulness in the world.”
The psalmist continues:
“...One who walks blamelessly,
Acts justly and speaks the truth in his heart
Who has no slander on his tongue,
who has done his fellow man no evil..."
Residing in God's tent and dwelling on His Holy Mountain does not mean residing in a holy shrine and meditating from within its walls. It does not mean dwelling among the enlightened, powerful and well positioned. It does not mean covering oneself with special clothing or being admired by other people.
Perhaps it does mean, that to dwell in God’s tent, each and every day we treat those around us truthfully and kindly. Or as Grandma Ida would say: it’s nice to be a ‘mench,’ which is a Yiddish word for a ‘person.’”
(excerpt from the book "Software for the Soul: Psalms for Everyone - discovering the inner meanings")
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