Tag Archives: Gospel

What’s in a name?

Mark 9:2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one* on … Continue reading

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Sitting on the job and inside voices

53Then each of them went home, 81 while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. (John … Continue reading

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They did not believe in him

John 12: 36While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.’ After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them. This juxtaposition is so odd.  Jesus preaches the light, then … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain

Acts 14:21 After they had proclaimed the good news to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, then on to Iconium and Antioch. 22 There they strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in … Continue reading

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Cowboy, cancer, blind man, sin and an attempt to connect dots that emerged from today’s Gospel

John 9:1 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ 3Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he … Continue reading

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Truth? Freedom?

John 8:31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’ This is an often-quoted … Continue reading

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By Jesus’ light we see the forest through the trees

From the gospel reading today (John 3:1-21) 3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; … Continue reading

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