Day: May 16, 2023
The readings from The Song of Songs come in sharp contrast with Monday’s stark passages from Ezekiel. The tender, sensual love poetry of the Song is set against the violence, famine, death, and exile spoken by Ezekiel. However, God’s intense love for his people and their absence from this love still emerge in both readings as a common theme. Surely, the verse for the day was in St. John’s mind when he developed the scene of Mary Magdalene searching for Jesus in this year’s Easter Gospel.
Though faithful, yet without her proper clothing, the security guards of the city believe the Shulamite is a prostitute. Even when love is faithful, there are disconnections, misunderstandings and confusions that can have the timing of love be out of sync.
Receive the description of the Shulamite of her Beloved as expressions of the beauty of the Body of Christ.
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Example: I belong to You, O Lord. 6:3
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Easter this year we read Proverbs 11—12 and The Song of Songs.
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