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Easter 5 C: A Wrinkle in Time

The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are First Reading Acts 11:1–18 Psalm Psalm 148 New Testament            Revelation 21:1–6 Gospel             John 13:31–35 Wouldn’t it be nice if we could transcend the limitations of time? If we could … Continue reading

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Epiphany 7 C: Want to Change the World? Love Your Enemies!

The readings for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Are… Old Testament             Genesis 45:3–11, 15 Psalm                         Psalm 37:1–11, 39–40 New Testament            1 Corinthians 15:35–38, 42–50 Gospel                         Luke 6:27–38 The Epiphany season is ending. It’s a … Continue reading

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Epiphany 4 C: Damnation is Not a Means of Grace

The readings for the Forth Sunday after the Epiphany are: Old Testament       Jeremiah 1:4–10 Psalm                    Psalm 71:1–6 New Testament      1 Corinthians 13:1–13 Gospel                   Luke 4:21–30 “Damnation is not a means of grace.” That was one of … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2 C: Neighbor Love is Costly

The readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany are Old Testament      Isaiah 62:1–5 Psalm                    Psalm 36:5–10 New Testament     1 Corinthians 12:1–11 Gospel                   John 2:1–11 It’s time we affirmed that loving the neighbor requires a price … Continue reading

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Pentecost 23 B: The Cost of Love

The readings for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament      Deuteronomy 6:1–9 Psalm                    Psalm 119:1–8 New Testament     Hebrews 9:11–14 Gospel                   Mark 12:28–34 October 31 is Reformation Sunday. Though many congregations of many denominations do not … Continue reading

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Pentecost 9B: The Surpassing Beauty of Us

The readings for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament       2 Kings 4:42–44 Psalm                    Psalm 145:10–18 New Testament      Ephesians 3:14–21 Gospel                   John 6:1–21 My focus in these reflections is on the prayer contained in the … Continue reading

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Easter 6B: The Happy Paradox of Voluntary Servitude

The Readings for this Sixth Sunday of Easter: First Reading         Acts 10:44–48 Psalm                    Psalm 98 New Testament     1 John 5:1–6 Gospel                   John 15:9–17 It’s sooo hard for us to understand and accept true freedom. It’s so … Continue reading

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Easter 5B: What the World Needs Now is Love

The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are: First Reading         Acts 8:26–40 Psalm                    Psalm 22:25–31 New Testament     1 John 4:7–21 Gospel                   John 15:1–8 Hal David wrote the lyrics, Burt Bacharach the music, and Jackie deShannon … Continue reading

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Pentecost 13a: Love beyond the Mask

The second reading for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost is Romans 12:9–21; and it starts off with this challenging and profoundly simple idea: “Let love be genuine.” And the word for “genuine” means “no play acting.”   Daniel Schorr, the … Continue reading

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Pentecost 3: Fear, Love, and Our New Family

Matthew 10:24-39   We have several pandemics going on. The most threatening is the pandemic of polarization. The Devil’s favorite weapon is polarization, or should we say scattering. Strike the shepherd and scatter the flock.   The forces of polarization … Continue reading

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