In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 22 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 17:5-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137; Lamentations 1:1-6.
This week, we consider the hard words of lament in Psalm 137 and Lamentations, and the challenge of grappling with the reality of incomprehensible human suffering and pain . We also ponder the mysterious (to us!) teaching of Jesus about faith and unprofitable servanthood and find comfort and encouragement in Paul's exhortation to Timothy.
--The Psalms as Christian Lament, by: Dr. Bruce Waltke, James Houston & Erika Moore
--Series of free lectures on the Psalms by: Dr. Bruce Waltke (scroll down)
--Essay: "Shall We Pray: Kill My Enemies?" by: Dr. Bruce Waltke in which he references C.S. Lewis' commendable book Reflections on the Psalms
--The Lord is My Courage, by: KJ Ramsey
--Entrusted Bible Study, by: Beth Moore
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.