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.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sirach 38-41

Be grateful to physicians.

Directions for mourning.

All occupations are necessary for the community. Rather disturbing discourse about who is capable of understanding any matters outside their particular occupation.

A somewhat contradictory section in chapter 39: A proclamation that everything the Lord does is good is followed by a recognition that hard work, anger, envy, trouble, fear of death, fury, and strife exists for everyone.

Bribery and injustice will end. Friends and family are more important to your well-being than prosperity.

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