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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 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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Epiphany 1 C: Christ, Wind, and Fire

The readings for The First Sunday after the Epiphany/The Baptism of Our Lord are: Old Testament      Isaiah 43:1–7 Psalm                    Psalm 29 New Testament     Acts 8:14–17 Gospel                   Luke 3:15–17, 21–22 We will focus here on Luke  and … 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 2 C: Omicron as Refining Fire

The readings for this Second Sunday of Advent are Old Testament      Malachi 3:1–4 Psalm                    Luke 1:68–79 New Testament     Philippians 1:3–11 Gospel                   Luke 3:1–6 This past week a wave of panic has swept the globe. We know … Continue reading

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Pentecost 22 B: Daily Resurrection and the Plague

The readings for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament      Jeremiah 31:7–9 Psalm                    Psalm 126 New Testament     Hebrews 7:23–28 Gospel                   Mark 10:46–52 I resolve to recite to myself the last three verses of Psalm 126 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 7B: Repentance is Healthier than Denial

The readings for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament      Amos 7:7–15 Psalm                    Psalm 85:8–13 New Testament     Ephesians 1:3–14 Gospel                   Mark 6:14–29 The Old Testament, Psalm, and Gospel Readings all tell us that repentance is … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3 B: Trust Joe Biden; but Verify!

I write and publish this blog on January 19, 2021. Tomorrow, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. Thanks be to God! Now, it is our job to trust but verify. We are moved … 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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Jesus Calls All Religions to Repent and Reform

If Christians understood Jesus as he came to us, as the One who calls all religions to reform and repentance, we would listen to and respect, and not ignore or hate, the voices of all other faiths. Concerned citizens gathered … Continue reading

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