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Wheat and Weeds

Year A Isaiah 44:6-8 Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… so that anyone with ears… may listen… Today’s parable is most often referred to as The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds… and we’re told that The Kingdom of Heaven may be...

Tenacious Seeds

Year A Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:9-14 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Today’s reading from Isaiah… is a powerful promise from God… it speaks of water… and seed… and bread… and the rabbis understood water… as a metaphor for Torah… for God’s Word… as the...

In It For The Long Haul

Year A Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-15 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… There’s an old expression that’s being used… with a new meaning… and it may even make it into the dictionary one day… it’s a meaning that comes out of this pandemic… and...

Constrained Boundlessness

We all need some boundaries. We all need some limits. Without them, there’d be chaos. Without them, children would run amok (and so would some adults). Without the boundary of a one-gallon container, milk would glug all over the bottom of the refrigerator. Without the boundaries created by traffic lights, there’d be more accidents....

Death or Abundance

Year A Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4,15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… In today’s passage from Romans… Paul writes… The wages of sin is death… I’ve heard this shouted from the mouths and pulpits of TV evangelists… and I’ve sometimes felt threatened by it… that...