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First Thoughts! - a reflection on daily readings by Ian Sinclair
Comments - a commentary on next Sunday's readings by Chris Haslam
Bible Readings this Week
Liturgy for Holy Week
Readings vary for each day, please consult the link for Bible Readings this Week.
as we encounter Holy Week...
The part of Isaiah written in exile (Chapters 40–55) contains four servant songs, sections that interrupt the flow of the book but have a unity within themselves. The first ( 42:1-7) begins “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen ...”; in the second ( 49:1-7) the servant, abused and humiliated, is commissioned anew; in the third (our passage) he is disciplined and strengthened by suffering; and in the fourth ( 52:17-53:12) even the Gentiles are in awesome contemplation before the suffering and rejected servant. In late Judaism, he was seen as the perfect Israelite, one of supreme holiness, a messiah. In the gospels, Jesus identifies himself as the servant (or slave), the one who frees all people.
(excerpt from Chris Haslam's "Comments")