Lectionary Haiku 14 Feb 2022

Now here’s a project and a way to reflect on daily readings from the Bible. If it yields the fruit that I hope, I’ll make it a tab on this blog. I propose to post haiku reflections on each of the three selections from the daily Revised Common Lectionary (the interchurch three year bible reading cycle.) Typically they comprise a Psalm and another reading from the Hebrew text (what Christians have called the Old Testament) and a reading from the Christian text (New Testament). To meet copyright obligations, the references are linked to the host page of Oremus Bible Browser using the New Revised Standard Version translation, rather than reproduced in full.

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Psalm 120

I call from the strife
Keep me well focused on truth
Lest I am consumed.

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2 Kings 24:18-25-252

Utter destruction
Scribed by the shocked and stricken
Yes – no hubris here!

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1 Corinthians 15:20-34

There is final say
In Christ there is risen hope
Live it out right now!

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

4 thoughts on “Lectionary Haiku 14 Feb 2022

  1. I like your idea for a project, and that first haiku on the psalm is quite beautiful. If you do continue with this project, you could have a little book in your hands to publish. šŸ˜‰

    What I especially like about the format of three, is that, like a curator hanging paintings, there’s a story in the juxtaposition.

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    1. Thank you. I was quite chuffed at how the three look hanging together. It was not apparent on the draft where one fell below the other in a straight line. This is how I would hang them on my living room wall. They do tell a thematic story.

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