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    • Daily reflections on Bible readings
      Today's reading from the website I mention above, is very interesting. Not sure I would have reflected on it quite like this, so it gives me a lot to think about. Prayers and blessings to you all.    Lamentations 1, 12 – 16 Something to read Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? 
      Look and see 
      if there is any sorrow like my sorrow, 
      which was brought upon me, 
      which the Lord inflicted 
      on the day of his fierce anger. From on high he sent fire; 
      it went deep into my bones; 
      he spread a net for my feet; 
      he turned me back; 
      he has left me stunned, 
      faint all day long. My transgressions were bound into a yoke; 
      by his hand they were fastened together; 
      they weigh on my neck, 
      sapping my strength; 
      the Lord handed me over 
      to those whom I cannot withstand. The Lord has rejected 
      all my warriors in the midst of me; 
      he proclaimed a time against me 
      to crush my young men; 
      the Lord has trodden as in a wine press 
      the virgin daughter Judah. For these things I weep; 
      my eyes flow with tears; 
      for a comforter is far from me, 
      one to revive my courage; 
      my children are desolate, 
      for the enemy has prevailed. Something to think about Cities and countries are feminine grammatical forms in Hebrew, so it's perhaps understandable how biblical poets came to personify cities as female. We do the same with our cities; there's a popular modern song called 'Mother Glasgow'. But it's important to be careful with this kind of poetic license. Theologically, Lamentations explains the disaster that befell the community in terms of the people's sin and infidelity. This, and not God's failure, brought tragedy. Daughter Zion stands for the whole people, not just the women. Though the story is told through images of female guilt, impurity and humiliation, it would be a travesty of justice to therefore conclude that it was only, or even primarily, women who were sinful and unfaithful. Casual or careless or self-interested interpretation of such biblical language has led, over generations, to the projection of all kinds of fears and blame onto women, often with disastrous consequences for the women. As daughter Zion laments her suffering in this passage, she describes herself in language that today calls to mind the circumstances of abused women across the world. She blames herself for the actions of her tormentor, one whom she trusted. She has no self-worth left. When we speak of real women and not symbolically of cities, this language is painful and illuminating. Under the Taliban, women and girls in Afghanistan were banned from education, and leaving the house without a male family member. Today they remain marginalised and poor. An estimated one in three women is subject to emotional, physical or sexual abuse and only 13% of women are able to read and write. Christian Aid and its partners in Afghanistan work with women to  protect and enshrine their rights and their children's rights, not only within the community but also in Afghan law.  Something to do Spend some time thinking about the people you love and trust and often take for granted. Think especially about women who have been important in your life. Give thanks for them and, if you can, thank them personally. Something to pray Reconciling God, we give thanks 
      for women who have confronted warring powers, challenged violence 
      and offered the peace of Jesus Christ to all they met. 
      So we pray for a world that deals justly with its most vulnerable members, 
      especially those who experience gender violence, abuse and exploitation, 
      and for all who ask questions, protest injustice 
      and work for communities in which all may live in peace 
      God in your mercy 
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    • fulfilled feasts
      Sorry qnts, I am not buying this one. Judaism claims to keep a memorial of a memorial. As I said earlier I really do not have any interest in straining gnats of their traditional teachings. I will just continue to use scripture. According to scripture, there is no splitting of such hairs.
    • Doctor convicted of murder for overdosing her patients
      It was more common that you think. To keep their long time patients and friends happy and comfortable.
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