ukok's introduction to scholarly societyFor those of you who aren’t familiar with me, please allow me to introduce myself (hey I’ve got a reputation for sure, but I’m not that familiar with everyone!).
I go by the name of ukok in cyberspace and I am one (I believe) of the few Catholics participating in this venture. I’m a Pro-Life, Catholic Convert, mother of two (three if you also include my dog ) and work as secretary to the parish priest. I am also a Catechist and actively participate in this ministry within the Church.
I’m enthusiastic about my Faith and love being Catholic and living Catholic. I keep a blog and just a few days ago I resolved to make reading Scripture a part of my daily regime* . It's one of my promises to God for the coming year and as such I take it very seriously. When Lorna mentioned the 90 day plan the other day, it couldn’t have been more perfectly timed.
I will be reading a slightly different version of the Bible to many of the other participants as I read the Catholic Bible which contains what non-Catholics would refer to as the 'Apocrypha' and what Catholics refer to as the deuterocanonical books.
It will mean that I have to read slightly more when we get to those bits, but I’m prepared to do that so that I stay on course with the rest of the crew. I would actually prefer to read all the books in sequence (and not read the deuterocanonical books separately) since I do not believe that they are ‘hidden’ or ‘extra books’ but rather a part of the complete canon of Scripture. For those interested you can read the deuterocanonical books here (protestant version)...and here (Catholic Canon).
All that's left to say is that I look forward to growing with you all as we pursue this course of spiritual nourishment and that I will enjoy the opportunity of getting to know you better.