Department of never a dull moment.

 

Sunday, August 21, morning about 2:00 a.m., I heard a noise and Bette explain that she had just had a stroke.  While the antiphon is I will rise and go to my father (Luke 15:18), we much rather have God keep amused by playing hide-and-seek, which God did with Bette’s glasses.  The glasses only turned up Thursday, August 25, thereby enabling Bette to watch television, again.

 

Twice yearly, I review the signs of a stroke; the last being August 14.  The .PDF file is with this file, on the web.  Memory psychologists say that if something once learned is recalled in fifteen minutes, the memory lasts six months.  If her stroke diagnosis was correct, time was of the essence.  Careful monitoring was in order. 

 

Bette and I headed to Sandusky for diagnosis, arriving about 3:00 a.m.  She was a candidate for a blood clot-busting drug that began to fix her situation as it was injected.  If the drug could bust a blood clot, God only knows what else it could bust.  She then took a twenty-three minute helicopter ride to the University of Toledo Medical Center where they had much more and better equipment.  She returned to Firelands Medical Center 1111 Hayes Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44870-3323.  Sandusky is about a half hour from here and Toledo another hour and a half.

 

Bette is recuperated with a stiff regimen of intensive therapy:  occupational, speech, and physical.  We expect that to last a week or two, with final results on recovery in about three months.  We see a possibility of full and complete recovery, but no one is promising anything.

 

Bette’s brain is in the process of reconnecting itself.  While she comprehends everything, she can have a dickens of a time expressing herself, but that keeps improving hour by hour, day after day.

 

My main reason for telling the story is the attachment, which explains the need for quick action.

 

 

 

Readings

First Reading:                    Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 (Luke 15:18)

Second Reading:               1 Timothy 1:12-17

Alleluia:                             2 Corinthians 5:19

Gospel:                             Luke 15:1-32

 

Annotated Bibliography

Musings above the solid line draw from material below.  Those disinterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting prayer-provoking details.

 

 

Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14

Exodus 32:1-35

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel[1]

 

 

Exod 32:1-35

William T. Cavanaugh, “Return of the Golden Calf:  Economy, Idolatry, and Secularization since Gaudium et Spes”[2]

 

 

Exod 32:8

Francis M. Macatangay, “Election by Allusion:  Exodus Themes in the Book of Tobit”[3]

 

 

Exodus 32:7, 11

Anonymous[4]

 

 

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 (Luke 15:18)

Psalm 51, which the liturgy also uses in the funeral rites,[5] is a song of the sinful David, rejoicing at finding himself once again in the good graces of God the Father. 

 

Psalm 51:3-19

Michael A. Lyons, “Psalm 22 and the `Servants’ of Isaiah 54; 56—66”[6]

 

 

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19[7]

John Calvin (1509-1564)

Peter Riedemann (1506-1556)

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Formula of Concord (1577)

Dirk Philips (1504-1568)

Luther

Rudolf Gwalther (1519-1586)

John Fisher (1469-1535)

= Catholic     = Jewish

John Donne (1572-1631)

Gwalther

Calvin

Luther

Jacopo Sadoleto (1477-1547)

Nikolaus Selnecker (1530-1592)

Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)

Sebastian Münster (1489-1552)

Moïse Amyraut (1596-1664)

Calvin

Melanchthon

Schutz Zell (1497/98-1562)

Andreas von Karlstadt (1486-1541)

Münster

Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498)

Luther

The Book of Common Prayer (1549; 1552)

 

 

1 Timothy 1:12-17

1 Timothy 1:12-16

Calvin[8]

 

 

1 Timothy 1:15

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[9]

 

 

1 Timothy 1:15

Calvin[10]

 

 

1 Timothy 1:15[11]

Urbanus Rhegius, “Apothecary of the Soul for the Healthy and the Sick in These Dangerous Times, 1529”

 

Martin Bucer, “Public Worship in Strasbourg, 1537-39”

 

46.  Selections from The Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, 1559 . . .  The Order for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion”

 

 

1 Timothy 1:15

Selnecker[12]

 

 

1 Timothy 1:15[13]

Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)

 

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570)

 

 

1 Timothy 1:17

Henry Airay (c. 1560-1616)[14]

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:19

 

 

Luke 15:1-32

Luke 15:1-32[15]

The English Annotations (1645, 1651, 1657)

John Boys (1571-1625)

Brenz

Melanchthon

Martin Bucer (1491-1551)

Caspar Huberinus (1500-1553)

Kaspar von Schwenckfeld (1489-1561)

Obadiah Sedgwick (c. 1600-1658)

Anonymous

 William Cowper (1568-1619)

John Trapp (1601-1669)

Erasmus

Cowper

Edward Leigh (1602-1671)

Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531)

Brenz

Sedgwick

Calvin

Michael Stifel (1486-1567)

Erasmus Sarcerius (1501-1559)

Stifel

Calvin

Anonymous

 

Luke 15:1-10

Kevin W. Irwin, The Sacraments:  Historical Foundations and Liturgical Theology[16]

 

 


 

Luke 15:1-2

Johann (Pomarius) Baumgart (1514-1578)[17]

 

 

Luke 15:4-10

Andrés García Serrano, “Anna’s Characterization in Luke 2:36-38:  A Case of Conceptual Allusion?”[18]

 

 

Luke 15:4-7

Kevin W. Irwin, The Sacraments:  Historical Foundations and Liturgical Theology [19]

 

 

Luke 15:4

Luther[20]

 

 

Luke 15:7

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel  [21]

 

 


 

Luke 15:7

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[22]

 

 

Luke 15:10

Selnecker[23]

 

 

Luke 15:10

Luther[24]1

 

 

Luke 15:11-32

David Fiensy, review of Christopher D. Marshall, Compassionate Justice:  An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice[25]

 

 

Luke 15:11-32

Kevin W. Irwin, The Sacraments:  Historical Foundations and Liturgical Theology[26]

 

 

 

Luke 15:11-24

Baumgart[27]

 

 

Luke 15:21-24

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[28]

 

 

Luke 15:31

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul:  A New Translation[29]

 

 

For more on sources see the Appendix file.  A complete set of Personal Notes, dating from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2002 to the present, is on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes. 

 

 

 

The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is I will rise and go to my father (Luke 15:18).[30]

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the forgiveness of sins, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “that we may serve you with all out heart.”[31]  For a more thorough examination of the illiterate 2011 Roman Missal, go to 1610 Missal:  Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears form off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth; for the LORD hath spoken (Isaiah 25:8).[32] 

 

Addenda

 

I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  At this stage I only read unread book reviews there.  Traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life, but, if I have already read the article, I will cite it without annotation.  In a similar way, I present unread sections in Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

 

 

I intend to begin catching up on material postponed while recovering from the transition of ourselves from Virginia to Ohio and Marty into the next life.  On Sunday, August 21, my wife, Bette Mae K. Jirran, suffered a stroke, complicating staying ahead of things.  As of today, August 29, she is in a rehabilitation hospital, with a possibility of full recovery.  If I ever get three months out, again, I then intend to reevaluate the amount of energy placed into Personal Notes each week.

 

 



[1] Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014, 51.

 

[2] Theological Studies, Vol. 76, No. 4 (December 2015) 704.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014), 458.

 

[4] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 317, fn. 16.

 

[5] International Commission on English in the Liturgy: A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, The Roman Ritual: Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and published by Authority of Pope Paul IV: Order of Christian Funerals: Including Appendix 2: Cremation: Approved for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1998) 271, 304.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015), 646.

 

[7] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 382-391.

 

[8] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 167, fn. 14.

 

[9] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 220, 302, 664.

 

[10] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VI:  Acts, Esther Chung-Kim and Todd R. Hains (eds.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2969-9 (print) P 1 Y 14) 207, fn. 8.

 

[11] In Scott H. Hendrix, ed. and trans., Early Protestant Spirituality (New York, Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2009) 124, 289, 297.

 

[12] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 173, fn. 17.

 

[13] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 24, fn. 45; 125, fn. 18.

 

[14] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament XI:  Philippians, Colossians, Graham Tomlin (ed.) in collaboration with Gregory B. Graybill, general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2013: ISBN 978-0-8308-2974-3 (P 1 Y 13) 124.

 

[15] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 306-317.

 

[16] (New York:  Paulist Press, 2016) 258.

 

[17] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 145 fn. 5.

 

[18] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 2014) 476.

 

[19] (New York:  Paulist Press, 2016) 253, 258.

 

[20] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 189, fn. 5.)

 

[21] (Erlanger, Kentucky:  Libreria Editrice Vaticana, DynamicCatholic.com, 2014) 19.

 

[22] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 106.

 

[23] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 272, fn. 13.

 

[24] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 53, fn. 21.

 

[25] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 2 (April 2014) 365.

 

[26] (New York:  Paulist Press, 2016) 191, 253, 258.

 

[27] in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament III:  Luke, Beth Kreitzer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch, (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015:  ISBN 978-0-8308-2014 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 297 fn. 10.

 

[28] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 204.

 

[29] Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (translator) (Brewster, Massachusetts: Paraclete Press, 2006) 159, 204, 290, 292.

 

[30] National Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Roman Missal Restored by Decree of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Lectionary for Mass:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Second Typical Edition:  Volume I:  Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints (Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1988) 833.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[31] n.a., The Roman Missal:  Renewed by Decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI and Revised at the Direction of Pope John Paul II:  English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Washington, DC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011) 484.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[32] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2013-2014:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 165:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), a. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2013) 21-22.

 

 

UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2016-2017:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 19:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2016) 12-13.