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Easter readings

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11 April 2012

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From Canon John Toy

Sir, — Why do the compilers of our Lectionary make us read Old Testa­ment lessons at Eastertide which speak of God as different from God as revealed by Jesus Christ? This is the very season when congregations are swelled by the uncommitted, the interested, and the seekers.

To those who think that what we read is what we believe, why should we have to read about a God who favours one nation to the exclusion of all others, ordering the taking over of their lands, sending horrible plagues on the people of Egypt and drowning their soldiers to the joy of the Israelites? What do these read­ings do for these occasional visitors? They can undo years of faithful wit­ness to the Church’s care for all people.

JOHN TOY
11 Westhorpe
Southwell NG25 0ND

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