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Shepherds and Kings

Year B Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7a Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 May the words of my mouth…  O God…  speak your Truth… It’s Advent 3…  and we wait…  and it’s Christ the King Sunday…  but in its present form…  we haven’t been waiting for too long…  we’ve been celebrating Advent for more than fifteen...

Only the Gospel Matters

Year B Zephaniah 1:7,12-18 Psalm 90:1-8,12 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… It’s Advent… and we wait… we wait for the long list of issues which continue to… stress… us… out… to end… the pandemic… rising infection rates and death tolls… when a vaccine...

Waiting on Cusps and Litmus Tests

Year B Amos 5:18-24 Psalm 70 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… It’s Advent… and we wait… the word advent means that we wait for the arrival of a notable person or thing… but what do we wait for… do we wait for things...

Thanksgrieving

When my daughter was young, her mother and I made a conscious effort to name and model the widest range of emotions (energy-in-motion) that we could for her. Her mother and I often named how we ourselves were feeling when we spoke to each other. And we asked how the other person felt. We...

Are We Willing to be Clay?

Year A Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… The prophet Jeremiah was nearly twenty years old when he began to prophesy… and he continued to do so for the rest of his adult life… of forty years or more… the book...