I am reading Sirach for 31 and writing to tell about it. A brief history…Sirach is accepted as part of the Christian biblical canon by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and most Oriental Orthodox. The Anglican Church does not consider it canonical, but says it should be read, “for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth not apply them to establish any doctrine.” Similarly, theLutheran Churches include it in their lectionaries, and as a book proper for reading, devotion, and prayer. Its influence on early Christianity is evident, as it was explicitly cited in the Epistle of James, the Didache , and the Epistle of Barnabas.
So what does the Bible say about our thoughts? Does the Bible even care about what we are thinking about? Do we even care? We should.
Welcome to my weekly Daybook Online Journal. In this post I gather all the ordinary things that happen or are happening in my day to day.
I am a blessed and broken child of God. Part of me wants to tell others, “I’m doing the best I can. I’m sorry if it’s not good enough or pretty enough for you; let me fix that.” And the other part of me wants to shout, “I’m doing the best I can and if it’s not good enough or pretty enough for you…too bad.” Instead…see #4 above.