Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sherlock Holmes: Is this a Real Bible Study?

by Steve Ray on October 9, 2019

The Case for you – Sherlock Holmes:

baad9453-477d-4dd2-8863-4396a6691157Stan filled the fireplace and lit the oak logs to make the living room cozy for the arriving guests. The Bible Study had been announced at Mass, and now suddenly it was here. Stan and Suzie had been Catholics all their lives, but they had never really studied the Bible for themselves, so this was a new venture for them. They had just come home from work and had a few moments to wolf down last night’s leftovers and send the kids to the neighbors before prepping the living room.

They both hoped everything would go well. Since Catholics are generally uninterested in the Bible, they didn’t expect many to attend. The doorbell rang. As Stan stepped toward the door, he noticed the large crucifix on the wall and quickly decided to take it down and set it behind the couch. He didn’t want to offend the guests.

Greetings were extended and the guests settled into their seats. They had an interesting mix of participants. More than half were from the parish, but there were also a Presbyterian couple, a young woman who had left the Catholic Church and a “non-denominational” couple.   

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Today Janet and I are waiting for our group to arrive tomorrow in Israel. But we get to enjoy and be part of Yom Kippur, the great and holy Day of Atonement for the Jews. It was the day the high priest took the blood of a goat and a bull into the Holy of Holy’s to make atonement for their own sins and the sins of the people.

Yom Kippur looks forward to the coming of Jesus Christ and his atoning death on the cross. The parallels are amazing.

Today feels a bit like Twilight Zone with the streets completely empty and so unusually quiet.

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