Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lenten meditations

I will be posting my thoughts on the gospel each day for Lent -- using the traditional one-year lectionary. Today, although it is Quinquagesima, I will post thoughts on the Septuagesima gospel, and then tomorrow and Tuesday on the Sexagesima and Quinquagesima gospels, respectively.

6 comments:

Chris T. said...

I've been thinking about blogging the one-year lectionary starting with Lent I, too. We'll see how it goes. :-)

Mother Laura said...

Cool, I'll look forward to reading your reflections--especially Tim's, since up till now your posts have been a rare treat.

Hmm, you guys are inspiring me to try a daily Lenten scripture blog too. I'm more drawn to lectio continua than a lectionary, since I don't have a fully inclusive daily lectionary and just invested in an inclusive Bible translation (Priest for Equality....) Plus it would be a good change of pace for this Catholic girl who's almost always prayed/read scriptures in lectionary sized chunks instead of all of a piece.... Just need to decide which book(s) to go for.

Chris T. said...

I definitely think more reading schedules/lectionaries is better than less — I love the three-year RCL blogs out there (Dylan's Lectionary Blog is particularly good), but there are far more ways than that to put Scripture together.

Which reminds me — I'll post soon about our experiments with the Lutheran Service Book lectionary these last few weeks. Paul Goings was right that the lections are generally pretty good (it's classical lectionary + Lutheran choices for the Hebrew Scriptures), but today's I really didn't know what to do with. The Hebrew Bible passage was an out-of-left field rant about the people of Israel. I couldn't figure out how to take the choice of texts, so we ended up talking a little during the homily/discussion about context. :-P

Chris T. said...

Oh, BTW, I don't use a lectionary book for reading during Mass, Laura, just a Bible with bookmarks — NAB for Epistles and Gospel, Stone Tanakh for Hebrew Bible readings. It can be a little clunky, but lectionaries are darned expensive.

Alexis said...

Hey Tim! Great to see you posting! I'll look forward, along with everyone else, to reading your musings. Sadly I'm not up to doing every day - too much on the list as it is - I'm sticking to the sundays in lent, and a few things in between.

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