No. more. bread. Will be forgetting John entirely this week and concentrating on Solomon, Proverbs and Ephesians...
Am going to go down the wisdom trail - I just need to find it first!!
But I've a great book called 'The Wee Book of Calvin' with various marvellously couthy Scottish proverbs, which I'm thinking of starting the sermon with... such as:
Self pity never boiled a haddock.
Or, a little more darkly:
Let the laddie play with the knife. He’ll learn;
Hang a thief when he’s young and he’ll not steal when he’s old;
The devil finds work for idle hands…;
You’re fair away wi yerself the noo, but believe me, ye’ll pay for it;
What’s for you won’t go past you;
Or some wisdom sayings from nature:
No rainbow without rain;
The bonniest flower oft wilts the quickest;
Fair hair may hide dark roots;
For every summer morning, a winter night to come;
And the cheering thoughts that:
Two can keep a secret if one of them’s deid;
Life’s a sair fecht;
Black. White. No need for anythng in between;
No whip cuts so deep as the lash of guilt;
Swim in sin and drown in sorrow;
Just a gleam, a flicker, the tick of a clock. Then darkness.
Think my favourite is currently tied between the haddock and the lash of guilt... oooh...actually, wot a great name for a novel!!
cross-posted to revgals