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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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Easter 4 C: Recognizing Care

The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter are: First Reading        Acts 9:36–43 Psalm                    Psalm 23 New Testament      Revelation 7:9–17 Gospel                   John 10:22–30 Our psalm and Gospel readings focus on shepherding. Revelation on Christ the Lamb, … Continue reading

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Easter 2 C: Peace in Action: Forgiving and Not Forgiving

The readings for the Second Sunday of Easter are: First Reading         Acts 5:27–32 Psalm                    Psalm 118:14–29 or Psalm 150 New Testament     Revelation 1:4–8 Gospel                   John 20:19–31 The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus was right when he … Continue reading

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Lent 5 C Give Up Being a Good Christian for Lent

The lessons for the Fifth  Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Isaiah 43:16–21 Psalm                    Psalm 126 New Testament     Philippians 3:4b–14 Gospel                   John 12:1–8 Today we delve deeply into the mystery of Lent, the mystery of the … Continue reading

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Christ the King B: “You’re Gonna Have to Serve Somebody”

The lessons for Christ the King, year B, are: Old Testament       Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14 Psalm                    Psalm 93 New Testament      Revelation 1:4b–8 Gospel                   John 18:33–37 Bob Dylan published a song in 1979, during the peak years of … Continue reading

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Pentecost 13B: Real Enemy, Real Weapon

The Readings for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost are… Old Testament       Joshua 24:1–2a, 14–18 Psalm                    Psalm 34:15–22 New Testament      Ephesians 6:10–20 Gospel                   John 6:56–69 The Ephesians lesson tells us life involves combat, not with flesh and … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2B: The Alternative Family as Racism’s Cure

Readings for the Second Sunday After Pentecost or Proper 5 Old Testament      Genesis 3:8–15 Psalm                    Psalm 130 New Testament     2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1 Gospel                   Mark 3:20–35 Let’s focus on the Gospel reading. Jesus goes home. He learns … Continue reading

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Trinity B: The Stormy Glory of Embracing Diversity

The readings for this Sunday are: Old Testament      Isaiah 6:1–8 Psalm                    Psalm 29 New Testament     Romans 8:12–17 Gospel                   John 3:1–17 We have heard about George Floyd’s death for a year now, and about the explosion of … Continue reading

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Easter 7 B: Choices Have Consequences

The readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B, are Many years ago I asked my friend the dentist which of my teeth I truly had to floss. “Only the ones you want to keep,” he said. Not long … 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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