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Psalm 133 - How very good and pleasant

A Song of Ascents 1) How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! 2) It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. 3) It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore. Psalm 133 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B Proper 7, Sunday between June 19 and June 25, Year B Proper 15, Sunday between August 14 and August 20, Year A This psalm is treasured, its 3 short verses singing of the precious gift of unity, in a family or in a community. I think it is so valued, because it can be either praise or prayer. There may be a tendency to hear it as a joyful thanksgiving for the great blessing of kindred spirits living in harmony. But cannot it not also be a plea for what we don't have, and earnestly desire? I remember hearing