We continue with our posting of the Introduction to The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
"The Messianic Psalms, picturing the God-Man and His redemptive office, show the means by which the gap between the Divinity and the world by sin, is eventually closed and the original oneness of man with God is reestablished. Moreover, it is to be noted that, even in Psalms not strictly to be termed Messianic, the speaker or man placed face to face with God is frequently personified as the ideal Servant of Yahweh (God), the Messias, as the destined representative of mankind before its heavenly Father. Thus the Psalmist often speaks in the name of Christ, or at least in terms that may readily be placed in the Saviour's mouth."
[To be continued]