Well, the year 2007 is rapidly coming to its close. I know that because I finished up this morning the Book of Concord (I cheated and read two days in one, since I was so close to the end). Some of you will recall last year my encouragement to commit to reading the entire Book of Concord through during the course of the year. It's been a blessed and enjoyable practice, and the reading chart in the Reader's Edition makes it a rather simple task. I've marked my book up quite a bit to make it easier to find passages that I wanted to remember most especially - many of which struck me especially for this first time. I'm looking forward to the same experience next year!
So my challenge to the readers of this blog, but especially to those who hold the Office of the Holy Ministry: will you join me again in the journey through the Concordia? We'll begin on New Year's Eve as "Week I" and begin the travels again through the ecumenical Creeds and the Catechisms and then on to the later Symbols. Sasse once said something along the lines that our Symbols should be our Breviary - and while I don't think reading the Symbols can replace praying the daily office, it certainly can be a salutary supplement to the same. Won't you join me again this year?