Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ancient Wisdom: December 1, 2013 (Year A)

(Note: With this post, we begin a three-year journey through the Old Testament readings in the Revised Common.Lectionary.  The previous three-year  cycle of Gospel lessons is archived and is available by tapping the “Holy Gospel” category on the Oboedire blogsite … Continue reading

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First Day (early): Happy New Year!

This Sunday, we begin a new year on the Christian calendar as we celebrate the first Sunday in Advent.  Looking at this as a “beginning” has caused me to think about the future of Oboedire. When I began this blog, … Continue reading

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Ministry Musings: Lectionary Resources

This Sunday, we begin a new three-year Lectionary Cycle.  I want to remind you of two resources that will help you preach and teach mote effectively if you use the Revised Common Lectionary… (1) Ancient Christian Devotional (InterVarsity Press) series … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: Simple Prayer

St. Therese of Lisieux gave us a great gift in the following words about prayer…. “It’s a mistake to imagine that your prayer won’t be answered unless you’ve prayed something out of a book, some splendid formula of words, specially … Continue reading

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In-Sight: The Aim of the Christian Life

(Note: There is a great need to understand the word “perfection” as used in the Christian faith. A legitimate fear of its pathological expressions has caused many to abandon this rich biblical metaphor. I hope this meditation helps you to … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Women in Monasticism

Marcella and Women in Monasticism Monasticism attracted more men than women, but from the earliest centuries women did play important roles in houses of charity. In the early centuries, the houses were loosely formed without a monastic rule or formal … Continue reading

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Listenings: Expanding the Circumference

When I discovered that the word salvation means “wholeness,” my eyes were open to a new way of viewing Jesus’ words and works.  I saw that he was essentially about taking life fragments (of whatever kind) and putting them back … Continue reading

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