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Easter C: Easter’s “Already”

The readings for Easter Sunday are: First Reading        Acts 10:34–43 or Isaiah 65:17–25 Psalm                    Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 New Testament      1 Corinthians 15:19–26 or Acts 10:34–43 Gospel                   John 20:1–18 or Luke 24:1–12 Let us allow Luke to … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday C: Called Out of the Crowd

The readings for the Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm                    Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29 Gospel                   Luke 19:28–40 The readings for the Liturgy of the Passion: Old Testament      Isaiah 50:4–9a Psalm                    Psalm 31:9–16 New Testament     Philippians 2:5–11 Gospel … Continue reading

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Lent 4 C: Our Augmented Reality “in Christ”

The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent are: Old Testament      Joshua 5:9–12 Psalm                    Psalm 32 New Testament     2 Corinthians 5:16–21 Gospel                   Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32 Just this week I had a conversation with someone deeply engaged … Continue reading

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Lent 3 C: Our Chance to Get Things Right

The readings for the Third Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Isaiah 55:1–9 Psalm                    Psalm 63:1–8 New Testament     1 Corinthians 10:1–13 Gospel                   Luke 13:1–9 The Gospel of Luke is the text where God’s grace and human … Continue reading

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Lent 2 C: Fearless for a Purpose

The readings for the Second Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 Psalm                    Psalm 27 New Testament     Philippians 3:17–4:1 Gospel                   Luke 13:31–35 “No Fear.” It has been  a popular motto for a certain cross … Continue reading

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Lent 1 C: Thankful Like an Immigrant

The readings for the First Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Deuteronomy 26:1–11 Psalm                    Psalm 91:1–2, 9–16 New Testament     Romans 10:8–13 Gospel                   Luke 4:1–13 Deuteronomy is a recipe for living the life of faith. And it … 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 6 C: Rooted for Rough Relations

The lessons for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany are… Old Testament      Jeremiah 17:5–10 Psalm                    Psalm 1 New Testament     1 Corinthians 15:12–20 Gospel                   Luke 6:17–26 Do you like the use of consonance—the three “Rs” in the … Continue reading

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Epiphany 5 C: The Sting of Ultimate Wokeness

The readings for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany are Old Testament       Isaiah 6:1–8 (9–13) Psalm                    Psalm 138 New Testament      1 Corinthians 15:1–11 Gospel                   Luke 5:1–11 Isaiah and Simon Peter are both stung by wokeness. Their … 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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