Thursday, August 29, 2013

Reader's Diary #1054- The New King James Version Bible: The Gospel of John

Behold.
Finally, I've made it through the gospels. I wish I didn't feel that way, but the repetition of the four gospels did wear on me toward the end.

After finishing John I thought, wait a sec, what about "Jesus wept"? I loved that verse. Shortest verse in the Bible, powerful, and... I missed it? What gospel was that in? Turns out, John. Chapter 11, verse 35.

And I skimmed over it. Burnt out on the gospels and skimmed over one of the best lines.

Then I started thinking of other lines from the gospels that I knew of beforehand. "Why have you forsaken me?" What a controversial quote of Jesus that turned out to be. Again, I missed it. Way back in the book of Matthew. For someone who's been blogging about books for the past 3 decades, I'm realizing that I'm not the most careful or attentive of readers. It's time to pack it in I guess.

Nah! This time next week I'll still be here, missing the finer points of Acts.

2 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Everyone knows it's hard to see through Minute Maid!

Perogyo said...

Possibly it would be easier to read without the fake eyeballs?