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We Are Branches

Year B Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 I continue to be surprised…  sometimes…  by the ways in which we as theological consumers…  too often discount the value of the biblical treasure which comes our way…  it’s almost like selling diamonds at the price of spinach…  the ways in which we…...

Distinguishable Sheep

Year B Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Literary philosopher René Girard described the scapegoat mechanism…  as a ritual to transfer onto an animal…  everything likely to poison relations between members of the community…  and its effectiveness was based in...

Wounded and Risen

Year B Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… It’s the second Sunday of Easter…  and Eastertide lasts until May 23… until Pentecost…  so we have several more Sundays to reflect on the paschal mystery…  on the death and resurrection of...

Resurrection

Year B Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… We learn…  we grow…  we accomplish goals…  we reach milestones in our lives…  like the tick marks on the kitchen door frame that record how tall we were at the beginning...

Pomp and Circumstance

Mr. Alex Quick Year B Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 15:1-39 When I was in college, my family went on a vacation to the Florida keys. My father had a bit of a rebellious and subversive streak in him, and was tickled while we were there to learn that, in the eighties,...