[reaction to One Year Bible’s June 9-11 readings]
Today’s readings have two iconic images from their respective testaments. From the Old Testament the temple and from the New Testament a martyr. Solomon does what his father could not do, and builds the temple. 1 Kings 5-8. Stephen his stoned to death because of his courageous profession of faith, which includes a bit of a retelling of the history of the people of Israel. Acts 7. Confession: I sort of skim the specifics about the Temple, not unlike my skimming of the excruciating detail of the Tabernacle.