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Lent 2 B: Drawn Near by Our Pain

The Readings for the Second Sunday of Lent are… Old Testament      Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16 Psalm                    Psalm 22:23–31 New Testament     Romans 4:13–25 Gospel                   Mark 8:31–38 or Mark 9:2–9 Early morning, the spring before last, I looked out … Continue reading

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Pentecost 5 C: Shamed by Love

The readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Amos 7:7–17 Psalm                    Psalm 82 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Deuteronomy 30:9–14 Psalm                    Psalm 25:1–10 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 6: Jesus’ Victorious Poverty

These three lessons take us in different directions as we pray they may converge.   Because I am a wimp who has certainly been spared the suffering of life that deserves that name, I have experienced the pain of rehab … Continue reading

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Pentecost, Pain, and Patience

Many years ago I tried to reach out to someone I loved very much. I could see them hurting. They were feeling trapped by forces they could not understand. In their imagination this prison took the shape of a dreaded … Continue reading

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He Touched the Pain: God and Suffering

Iris DeMent’s song, “He Reached Down,” expresses the way God relates to our suffering and the way we relate to God in faith. Continue reading

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