Monday, January 9, 2012
Pictures of Unfinished Things
I just caught The Book of Eli on HBO last night. The movie made me ashamed of the fact that I have not read the entire Bible yet. I have basically read all the books in the New Testament, picked my favorite Psalms and even retraced the missionary journeys of Paul. But all these I’ve done at my leisure and it’s all too easy to forget. I always get carried away by enthusiasm to read it straight through only to realize that I’ve not gone too far.
The list of important books is long (Eccl. 12:12) and I’ve lost a lot of time in the last few years. Perhaps this would now be the time to try a one-year Bible-reading plan. It may sound artificial but as suggested by Dan Philips ─ any plan is better than no plan.