It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Way of the Righteous, The Way of the Wicked, a Reflection on Psalm 1

Proverbs 31 offers praise of a capable wife. Psalm 1, chosen by the lectionary as a response, is not restricted to wives, but it does, like the passage from Proverbs, present a model for wise living.

"Don't listen to the wicked," we are cautioned. "Don't take the path that sinners tread."

Rather, the wise are supposed to pay attention to what God wants.

In the US, we are spending a lot of effort trying to reform our healthcare system. As we judge what our Congress is offering, can we use, as part of our evaluation system, what God would want for us, even all of us?

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