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, July 3, 2015

Death of Jonathan, a reflection on 1 Maccabees 13:1-30

Simon, the last of the brothers, gathered his fearful people, reminding them of how his brothers had led them through wars and promised vengeance. The people responded, "You are our leader; what you say to us we will do."

In an attempt to get Jonathan back, Simon paid the ransom demanded by Trypho. Instead of returning Jonathan, Trypho killed him.

Is there any way to deal with a treacherous enemy?

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