Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

11/14/2008

Blowing the Dust Off The Good Book

Bread of Life
I was talking about the Book of Numbers this past weekend with my wife and daughter. That sentence sounds a little overly pious. The pastor’s family sitting around and talking about the Old Testament may fit some sort of stereotype, but you’re not sure you actually want to invite them over for dinner.

But the sentence is true. We were discussing the Book of Numbers the other night and the night before that we were talking about Leviticus and a couple of nights later we were discussing Deuteronomy. And I don’t get any credit for this. In fact, if I had gotten what I wanted, it wouldn’t have worked like this at all.
So begins today's religion column for the Tribune & Georgian on the how and why of reading the Bible for yourself. The full text of the article is online here: Twenty One Days of Love.

There are various ways to take on scripture on 15 to 20 minutes a day. The time spent is minimal. The pay off is unbelievable until you actually see it through for yourself for a year at a time. What's holding you back?

peace,
Frank+
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

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2 Comments:

  • At 11/14/2008 10:04 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    The prayer to be used this coming Sunday has that wonderful phrase about inwardly digesting the scripture:

    Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

     
  • At 11/14/2008 4:54 PM, Anonymous NIMS said…

    I have a friend at work that has a program on her home computer that reads the passages to her. That might be a very good option for some folk.

     

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