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Sometimes when we are asked to do something, we offer all kinds of excuses why we shouldn’t do it, such as: we don’t have time, the necessary material, or the ability. To think of our limitations and shortcomings gives them life and force. August, 1979

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March 2023

For Consideration

2023-03-20T00:09:58+00:00March 20, 2023|

In today's Scripture reading from John, (John 9:1,6-9,13-17,34-38), we listen to the story of Jesus healing a blind man. As one of the participants in the CCOA Lectio Divina gathering noted, it was the formerly blind man who recognized Jesus, while the fully-sighted Pharisees did not. [...]

Just the way you are!

2023-03-12T22:06:10+00:00March 12, 2023|

What a wonderful and scandalous story we find in today’s gospel reading! (John 4:5-42) Jesus is once again sharing the good news – and in fact says he is the Messiah. But wait! He tells a Samaritan …. and not any Samaritan, but a Samaritan woman. [...]

As we grow, we are changed.

2023-03-06T02:09:57+00:00March 6, 2023|

What must it have been like for Peter, James and his brother, John, to see Jesus transfigured (Matthew 17:1-9)? What must it have been like to suddenly see Moses and Elijah? The disciples were charged with telling no one, yet the others must have noticed a [...]

February 2023

What’s your back-up?

2023-02-27T16:54:25+00:00February 27, 2023|

In Matthew 4:1-11, we read the debate between Jesus and the devil. The devil uses scripture in an attempt to sway Jesus, and Jesus responses, also using scripture. What is your back-up? Perhaps you, too, respond to temptations by quoting scripture. Or, perhaps religious tradition, family [...]

Believe!

2023-02-19T22:34:33+00:00February 19, 2023|

These words may well be the most important of the scripture readings for today! “Brothers and Sisters: Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”  1Cor.3:16 Take this in; accept it. Believe it.  

January 2023

Baptism

2023-01-08T20:06:39+00:00January 8, 2023|

  As we are reminded of Jesus’ baptism (Matthew 3:13-17), we may well consider our own. If you were baptized, do you remember? Many were baptized as infants, so memories of the sacrament would be through photos. Even if you don’t remember, what does your baptism [...]

2023

2023-01-05T05:27:34+00:00January 5, 2023|

for you in 2923: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

December 2022

November 2022

Not Yet.

2022-11-28T16:46:00+00:00November 28, 2022|

In Isaiah 2:1-5, one of the readings for Sunday, we are told of a time when the nations will no longer raise swords and spears against each other; there will be no war. We sigh. This hasn’t happened yet. Before condemning only the nations, perhaps we [...]

October 2022

Do we notice?

2022-10-11T00:39:00+00:00October 11, 2022|

Do we notice? Are we thankful? In the gospel reading for Sunday (Luke 17:11-19), we read or heard the story of the one leper who asked Jesus for healing, and, when he realized he had been healed, returned to say thank you. As Jesus asks, “where [...]

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