As I was saying

It was time to get back to the New Testament project. I went to the cabinet to retrieve the manuscript. The first thing I spotted was a box of “floppy” disks. It’s been awhile. I found the tiny USB drive. The Introduction seemed vaguely familiar. The files were last modified in 2013. In the big scheme of things that’s not too long ago, I told myself.

Chapter 1 about Mark was finished, as was Chapter 2 about Matthew. Chapter 3 about Luke was two-thirds done. Seems an odd place to stop. Maybe the phone rang. It’s already too long. I need to pick up at the healing and teaching segments before Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem.” It’s coming back to me. Slowly. My knees aren’t the only parts of me that are aging.

How many books about the Bible have been written since 2013? Books that I haven’t read? A cup of coffee seemed in order. Then I remembered. The Lenten group that graciously started a week late is studying Jonathan Walton’s book about–Voilà–the New Testament: A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World. My kind of sub-title. Gotta start somewhere.

“‘Lens of Love’ focuses on justice,” by Jeffrey Blackwell, The Harvard Gazette, September 28, 2018

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