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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sirach 26-28

Since I can't figure out what to say about chapter 26, I have decided to quote from Dianne Bergant's comments in the New Interpreter's Study Bible: "Ben Sira was a man of his time...." and "[We] must discover ways of gleaning the fundamental theological meaning of the teaching in order to interpret it in ways that are more suitable for our times."

Chapter 27: Don't betray your friend's secrets. Don't waste your time with foolish people. Treacherous people get what they deserve.

Chapter 28: Let the Lord take care of vengeance. You forgive. Don't gossip or lie or slander.

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