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Proper 19

Proverbs 1.20-33
James 3.1-12
Mark 8.27-38

The first nine chapters of Proverbs introduce two personified figures: Lady Wisdom and Mistress Folly. Both appeal to ‘the sons of men’; we had better not try, in the interests of inclusivity, to flatten out the genders, since they are part of the point. The discourse winds to and fro between the Lady and the Mistress, both as metaphors for the appeal of Wisdom and Folly in every area of life, and as a metonymy in which sexual morality is a key illustrative aspect of human decision-making...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year B by N T Wright

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