More quotable Wright (from Simply Christian, p.130), this time on the psalms:
Christian worship from the very earliest times has made good use of the Psalms. They are inexhaustible, and deserve to be read, sung, chanted, whispered, learned by heart, and even shouted from rooftops.
They express all the emotions we are ever likely to feel, including some we hope we may not, and they lay them, raw and open, like a golden retriever bringing to its master’s feet every strange object it can find in the field. “Look!” says the Psalmist. “This is what I’ve found today! Isn’t that extraordinary? What are you going to do with it?”