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, January 30, 2015

Sirach 24-25

Wisdom praises herself. When she was looking for the right home, the Creator sent her to Israel. There she took root and grew. She offers her fruits. Wisdom began like a canal from a river, and water gardens, then became a river then a sea.

Wisdom takes pleasure in three things: agreement among brothers and sisters; friendship among neighbors; and a wife and husband who live in harmony. Wisdom loathes three kinds of people: a pauper who boasts, a rich person who lies, and an old fool that commits adultery.

If you didn't learn anything as a youth, you won't have learned it by the time you are old. OTOH sound judgment is attractive in the gray-haired. How great is the one who has found wisdom, but none is superior to the one who fears the Lord.

Wicked women are evil.

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