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For from him and through him and to him are all things

From today’s readings, Romans 11: Romans 11:36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen. Wildflower protected California Poppy and “Weed-to-some” dandelion growing side by side.  The natural world bears … Continue reading

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Fine Robes, Copper Coins and Naked Ladies

Looks can be deceiving and blinding.  How often we need the eyes of the other to see God’s presence in God’s church. In today’s gospel Jesus points to the scribes and priests fancy vestments as a way to distinguish them … Continue reading

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Mark’s post on the Transfiguration: LIKE! That cloud though!

Any number of biblical images capture my imagination and put me to thinking of the power of the Holy Spirit to connect the dots of all things seen and unseen; images that speak a thousand of God’s words.  But the … Continue reading

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The Happy Sower

Mark 4:1 Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the … Continue reading

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Long winded, unedited ‘word’ on Sunday’s ‘hot’ gospel: Churchgoer or disciple?

Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 Year A Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is … Continue reading

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John 11:1-45: Locating Jesus in a ‘Where’s-Waldo-like’ story

John 11:1-45 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was … Continue reading

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Oh, grow up!

The gospel story of the Daily Office readings is one of seven healing miracles that take place on the Sabbath – each one illustrating the difficulty the scribes and priests have in seeing and knowing Jesus, blinded so by the … Continue reading

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