Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.Fr. Mike gives us context for the beginning of 2 Maccabees and recounts the story of Nehemiah’s discovery of the sacred fire. He also offers a reflection for those struggling with grief and death, which serves as a reminder to all about the blessing of our lives and the lives of those we love. Today’s readings are 2 Maccabees 1, Sirach 40-41, and Proverbs 24:1-7.