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Transfiguring Love

Year B 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Today is the Feast of St. Valentine…  yes…  Valentine’s Day and Transfiguration Sunday too… and as I sat at my desk a few days ago…  writing this sermon…  I wondered about...

Essential Workers

Year B Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Essential workers…  who are they…  there’s a little bit of blurriness in my timeline…  but early in the pandemic…  perhaps in March or April…  it seemed they were all of the...

Are we there yet?

When I was about seven or eight, and my family drove to visit relatives in Brooklyn or Long Island, or Pennsylvania, I would almost always ask my parents, “Are we there yet?” I had faulty and self-serving concepts about time and distance, and in my eagerness, thought that getting from point A to point...

Immediately!

Year B Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-14 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… It was the last straw…  it was the straw that broke the camel’s back…  I mean…  there’s only so much you can stand…  so much weight of wrong…  you can carry… ...

Speak Lord, We’re Waiting.

Year B 1 Samuel 3:1-20 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… In today’s passage from 1 Samuel…  the boy Samuel mistakes God’s voice…  for Eli’s voice…  mistakes the One divine voice…  for one human voice…  God calls Samuel three times…  and...