Category Archives: Revised Common Lectionary

The Twos

The human mind always tries to divide into twos, especially in religious matters.  We see Saint and Sinner, Heaven and Earth, Physical and Spiritual.   In non-religious matters, we also try to divide into strong lines, without overlap.  We see … Continue reading

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Not a sinner

Luke 19:1-10 (NRSV) “He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he … Continue reading

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The Less Fortunate, rethought

Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one … Continue reading

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“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”

From today’s gospel lesson, a group of Greeks went to the Apostle Phillip and say simply  “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”  (John 12:21 NRSV).   This is the cry of my heart. To the pastors who talk about “How … Continue reading

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Kingdom of God, Kingdom Of This World

In my attempts to explain the Christian faith, I often focus on two relationships.  First, I talk of the relationship between the Triune God and humankind.  Second, I talk of the relationships between humans. On transfiguration Sunday, I am reminded … Continue reading

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