Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sirach 27:30 - 28-7

I realize that the Book of Sirach isn't included in most Protestant bibles.  But the Catholic Church long ago included several books of the Apocrypha (Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom [of Solomon], Sirach, and Baruch, known as the Septuagint, as well as parts of existing books -- including Psalm 151, parts of the Book of Esther, Daniel:13 [Susanna], and Daniel:14 [Bel and the Dragon]), as part of the Catholic Canon.  It wasn't until 1500 years later that the Protestant Churches reverted to the Jewish Canon as the basis for their bible.

At any rate, this weekend's first reading is from the Book of Sirach.  I believe it's an appropriate message on this day, the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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