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Day 262: hope

Jeremiah 50-51, I Peter 3, Psalm 65 OR Sirach 18

“Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence,” advises the author of the first letter attributed to Peter. 52 more words


Day 261: repent

Jeremiah 48-49, I Peter 2, Psalm 64 OR Sirach 17

First, a side note: the men writing in the Bible could think, apparently, of nothing more terrifying to happen to a person than labour and childbirth. 191 more words


Day 260: wisdom and folly

Jeremiah 46-47, I Peter 1, Psalm 63 OR Sirach 16

I must admit, I have been underwhelmed by the gathered wisdom of Ecclesiasticus, or Sirach. It seems simplistic at times, and appears to be undermined by normal human observation, that good is not always rewarded nor evil defeated. 286 more words


Day 258: community

Jeremiah 44-45, James 5, Psalm 62 OR Sirach 15

James’ letter ends with an exhortation to community celebration, commiseration, anointing and prayers. 

For whom will you pray this weekend?


Day 256: speaking in tongues

Jeremiah 39-41, James 3, Psalm 60 OR Sirach 13

“With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. 57 more words


Day 255: undoing

Jeremiah 36-38, James 2, Psalm 59 OR Sirach 12

King Jehoiakim seeks to undo the words of the prophet by performing his own prophetic action: having the scroll read aloud, he then ceremoniously destroys it piece by piece, as each section is finished, in the fire. 77 more words


Day 254: through the looking glass

Jeremiah 34-35, James 1, Psalm 58 OR Sirach 11

AN extract from a sermon I preached at Trinity Cathedral a few years ago, on James 1:22-27: 795 more words