Sunday, July 27, 2008

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

King Solomon
Duccio di Buoninsegna (1308)

The text on the scroll is from psalm 72. That's why the figure is thought to be king Solomon.

Above picture and text are from Art and the Bible.

Portion of Sunday's first Reading
From the First Book of Kings

The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.
God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”
Solomon answered:
“O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, king
to succeed my father David;
but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act.
I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen,
a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted.
Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart
to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong.
For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?”

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