The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Day 294: Judea Gains Independence (2021)



October 21st, 2021  •  20 mins 43 secs  •  Download (20.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In our reading of 1 Maccabees today, Fr. Mike highlights the the establishment of the new independent sovereign nation of Israel in the land of Judah. We learn how Simon takes command and enforces the law all around the land. Fr. Mike reminds us that even today, Christians are governed by Jesus himself and ultimately to belong to him. Today's readings are 1 Maccabees 13, Sirach 32-33, and Proverbs 23:17-21.