Tag Archives: Romans

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 8: Nothing Random in the Big Picture

The second reading for this coming Sunday is Romans 8:26-39. It includes these verses: 28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew … Continue reading

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Pentecost 6–A New Age People

The Second Reading for this coming Sunday is Romans 8:1-11, which begins with this: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set … Continue reading

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Pentecost 5 Racist? Who me?

The second reading for the Fifth Sunday of Pentecost is Romans 7.15-25a     When I hear people of color today cry out against systemic racism, I want to reply, “I’m not racist.” I want to object that this country … Continue reading

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Pentecost 4: The Slavery That Frees

Romans 6:12-23   This Sunday is a call to the slavery that frees us for life.   Some people are all about “freedom.” But they haven’t the foggiest idea what that means. In this pandemic they have become slaves to … Continue reading

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