Today's first reading provides a description of some of the practices Josiah reintroduced to worship in Judah. Perhaps most importantly, he decrees the first celebration of Passover in generations.
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The second selection describes the final days of the southern kingdom as they are invaded by the Babylonians. Eventually, the capital city of Jerusalem is captured and the Temple is ransacked. In a final embarrassment, all but the poorest people who remain are exiled into captivity in Babylon.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 2 Kings 21-25 today.