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So. How Do You Feel…, Easter Day (A) – 2011

April 24, 2011

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 Asked…, Epiphany 7 (A) – 2011

February 20, 2011

Have you ever asked yourself: “What was Jesus thinking with this ‘turn the other cheek’ stuff? Are we supposed to be doormats for the sake of our faith? Is Jesus recommending that our calling card be ‘Mistreat me. I won’t retaliate’”? A quick, simplistic reading of Jesus’ words might seem to indicate the “doormat approach” […]

This, the Sunday after…, Proper 27 (C) – 2010

November 07, 2010

This, the Sunday after All Saints’ Day, in many parishes and missions, holds the place for All Saints’ Day. Many congregations – and the rubrics – allow for the celebration of All Saints’ to be transferred to the Sunday following November 1. But why? What is so important about the Feast of All Saints’ that […]

It Is a Wonder…, Proper 16 (C) – 2010

August 22, 2010

It is a wonder, why, in their infinite wisdom, the compilers of the Revised Common Lectionary chose to begin this week’s 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 […]

Let Our Hearts Be Full of Wonder, Last Sunday in Epiphany (C) – 2010

February 14, 2010

At first glance, one might be tempted to think: “What do the readings from Exodus, Psalm 99, Second Corinthians and Luke – the readings for this Transfiguration Sunday – have to do with World Mission Sunday?” The linked readings focusing on Moses’ intimate relationship with God and his shining face in Exodus and Second Corinthians, […]

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