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RCL: Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 So. How do you feel? In the words of the Easter Vigil, “now that our Lenten observance is ended,” are you greeting with great joy and enthusiasm the Paschal mystery, or are you rejoicing that Lent […]
Have you ever asked yourself: âWhat was Jesus thinking with this âturn the other cheekâ stuff? Are we supposed to be doormats for the sake of our faith? Is Jesus recommending that our calling card be âMistreat me. I wonât retaliateââ? A quick, simplistic reading of Jesusâ words might seem to indicate the âdoormat approachâ […]
This, the Sunday after All Saintsâ Day, in many parishes and missions, holds the place for All Saintsâ Day. Many congregations â and the rubrics â allow for the celebration of All Saintsâ to be transferred to the Sunday following November 1. But why? What is so important about the Feast of All Saintsâ that […]
It is a wonder, why, in their infinite wisdom, the compilers of the Revised Common Lectionary chose to begin this weekâs epistle where they did. The syntax and cadence are difficult enough, without even beginning to look at the content and context thereof. The reading seems to drop right into the middle of an ongoing […]
At first glance, one might be tempted to think: âWhat do the readings from Exodus, Psalm 99, Second Corinthians and Luke â the readings for this Transfiguration Sunday â have to do with World Mission Sunday?â The linked readings focusing on Mosesâ intimate relationship with God and his shining face in Exodus and Second Corinthians, […]
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