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Epiphany 3 C: The World’s Wordless Whispers

The readings for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany are: Old Testament      Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 Psalm                    Psalm 19 New Testament     1 Corinthians 12:12–31a Gospel                   Luke 4:14–21 The whole idea of the Epiphany season of the … Continue reading

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Christmas 1C: All That and More

The Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas are Old Testament      1 Samuel 2:18–20, 26 Psalm                    Psalm 148 New Testament     Colossians 3:12–17 Gospel                   Luke 2:41–52 The Gospel lesson for the first Sunday after Christmas takes us … Continue reading

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Advent 4C: Baby Jesus and the Revolution

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent are Old Testament      Micah 5:2–5a Psalm                    Luke 1:46b–55 or Psalm 80:1–7 New Testament     Hebrews 10:5–10 Gospel                   Luke 1:39–45 (46–55) The only two places in the Bible that tell … Continue reading

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Advent 3 C: The Ideal of Ordinary in These Extraordinary Times

The readings for the Third Sunday of Advent are Old Testament      Zephaniah 3:14–20 Psalm                    Isaiah 12:2–6 New Testament     Philippians 4:4–7 Gospel                   Luke 3:7–18 We might think these extraordinary pandemic times call for extraordinary people. We might … Continue reading

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Advent 1 C: Heads-up Christianity

The lessons for the First Sunday of Advent are: Old Testament      Jeremiah 33:14–16 Psalm                    Psalm 25:1–10 New Testament     1 Thessalonians 3:9–13 Gospel                   Luke 21:25–36 Today I had yet another conversation about yet another person quitting their … Continue reading

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Christmas 1B: Deliverance and Division

The Gospel for the First Sunday After Christmas, or the Feast of the Holy Family, is Luke 2:22-40. Jesus’ parents devoutly bring him to the Temple precincts in Jerusalem to take part in the rituals that the Law of Moses … Continue reading

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Ascension Sunday: Ants in our pants over reopening?

Ascension Sunday First Reading: Acts 1.1-11. Gospel: Luke 24.44-53   I vividly remember my parents teasing me about my youthful impatience. They would ask, “Do you have ants in your pants?”   It’s been a couple of months now for … Continue reading

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Should We Buy a New ATV?

Reflections on Luke 12:13-21, the Gospel reading for the 8th Sunday of Pentecost. Almost every day on the farm we are faced with quite consequential decisions. Today it is about our ATV. Most days we use it several times for … Continue reading

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The Banquet of the Blessed and Unblessed

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent   Amy-Jill Levine has a nice Youtube presentation on Jesus’ parables of the Lost Coin, the Lost Sheep and the Prodigal Son (the Gospel for this Sunday in Luke 15. … Continue reading

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We Need a Good Winnowing

Reflections on Texts for the Third Sunday in Advent, Year C In this Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 3:7-18), John the Baptizer tells us that the Coming One will winnow people, giving us an ultimate baptism of wind and fire. It is … Continue reading

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