I’ll be glad for the neuroscientists to help us unravel the knotty cognitive connections seen among people of faith in the dissonant affinities for semi-automatic weapons alongside scriptural mandates to love enemies, for hoarding alongside the holy writ’s warnings about possessions. But for now, in this culture of ours that is so addicted to violence and so possessed by the prospects of concentrated wealth at the expense of the poor, we need this Psalm [74] and its hopeful imagery of ultimate victory for the forces of peace and justice. — Stan Dotson